It’s graduation season. As Pomp and Circumstance plays for thousands of high school students in Southern Illinois, many of them are already planning their next step. Peoples National Bank is proud to help some of those new graduates in pursuit of higher education.
For more than 15 years, Peoples National Bank has awarded scholarships to deserving high school seniors. This year, we were able to award nearly 50 scholarships at $500 each. A designated scholarship committee, along with Peoples National Bank’s management team, reviews each application and discusses who will be chosen. Students must have good grades, be involved in their community and show leadership skills at school. The money can be used for costs related to college expenses, including tuition, books or other student fees.
“The bank’s Board of Directors is very committed to nurturing our younger generation and providing opportunities for higher education, “said Peoples National Bank Human Resources Specialist Susan Saatkamp.
Susan says there are no limits on where the scholarship money is spent. Students may use the award at in-state or out-of-state community colleges, trade schools or universities. It’s a long lasting program that has provided academic assistance to hundreds of students in Southern Illinois.
Each January, Peoples National Bank reaches out to high school counselors in our service areas to start the process. Students typically have until March to apply and the scholarships are awarded in May.
If you have questions about the program or want to learn more about Peoples National Bank, please call our Customer Care Center at (877) 378-1909, or visit our website at www.peoplesnationalbank.com. Congratulations to the class of 2019.