Each year, Independence Bank awards over $100,000 to high school seniors pursuing a college education with dreams of making a difference.
Applicants must be a high school senior that lives or attends school in one of the following counties: Calloway, Daviess, Franklin, Graves, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, Jefferson, McCracken, McLean, Warren, Webster.
Applicants are judged based on a submitted essay, high school grades, ACT scores, financial need, extracurricular activities, community involvement and personal interviews.
The American Dream
The Independence Bank Scholarship Program began in 2001 as a dream of the late Charles A. Reid, founding partner and father of current CEO, 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 million has been awarded to high school seniors to help make their dreams of a college education come true.
Independence Bank is looking for students who need a hand.
Someone who will return to their community and do like Charles Reid did and live the American dream. Students who will make life better for everyone around them, just as Charles wanted. He wanted everyone to prosper and wanted everyone to be better. And through his college education, he made the world a better place. That’s what the Independence Bank Scholarship Program is about.