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Independence Bank is proud to play a small part in the journey of our community’s next generation of leaders and contributors. With over $1.7 million given to high school seniors, our scholarship recipients can be found advancing agriculture business, devoting their talents to the healthcare industry, starting their own small business and everything in between.

Applicants must:

  • be a high school senior
  • lives or attends school in one of the following counties: Calloway, Daviess, Fayette, Franklin, Graves, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, Jefferson, Logan, McCracken, McLean, Shelby, Warren, Webster
  • homeschooled students are eligible to apply

Applicants are judged based on a submitted essay, high school grades, ACT scores, financial need, extracurricular activities, community involvement and personal interviews. For the best user experience please utilize Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Firefox when submitting your application. If utilizing a school provided Chromebook, please check with your school first if you experience any submission errors. All confirmation and status information will be sent via email provided so please make sure to check your spam/junk folder.

2024 Independence Bank Scholarship Recipients   Facebook Photo Album From Reception

2023 Independence Bank Scholarship Recipients

2022 Independence Bank Scholarship Recipients

2021 Independence Bank Scholarship Recipients

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His Dream, Your Future

The Independence Bank Scholarship Program began in 2001 as a dream of the late Charles A. Reid, founding partner and father of current Chairman, Chris Reid. Before his death in 2001, Charles requested that the scholarship program be built to provide an opportunity for deserving high school students in need to have the opportunity to receive a college education. The very first scholarship given was in the amount of $10,000. Since then, over $1.7 million and counting has been awarded to high school seniors to help make their dreams of a college education come true.