A record amount of $128,550 was awarded to upcoming graduates within our 12 county service area at a scholarship reception held Wednesday, May 9th, 2018. The very first scholarship was awarded over 17 years ago and was given in honor of former Independence Bank President, Charles A. Reid. His wish was to develop a scholarship program so that students could continue their pursuit of a higher education – something he placed the utmost importance on. Independence Bank has been hosting the annual reception since 2001 where a total of $947,250 in college scholarships have been awarded to high school seniors.
Congratulations to all of the recipients!