Since 2005, The Citizens Bank has awarded one $1,000 to a high school junior or senior in each of the counties we operate in, with an additional $500 contribution provided to each school the scholarship winners attend. The program is simple. For every “A” you make, you can enter to win, all year long. The more A’s, the more entries you have, and the greater your chances. Just bring in your report card to your local branch. This year’s deadline to enter is the first Friday in June, and 16 $1,000 scholarships along with 16 $500 school contributions will be announced on the following Monday.
Jackie Hester, Vice President and Marketing Director at The Citizens Bank, said, “The scholarship program will continue, and its success has evolved into our working to come up with additional ways to support our schools, including the School Stash debit card program.” Hester noted that among the educational or youth organizations that receive financial support or sponsorships from The Citizens Bank includes 4-H Clubs, Boys & Girls Club, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts, Distinguished Young Women, Mississippi School Nutrition and United Way, “just to name a few”.
“In our role as an independent community bank, The Citizens Bank believes our investment in our children and their education is an investment in the future,” she said. So if you’re a Junior or a Senior, study hard. You make every day count. We’ll make each “A” count!