Announcing our 2022 Scholarship Recipients
Thank you to all of the outstanding students who applied for the Bank First 2022 Making a Difference Scholarship. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors!
Congratulations to our 2022 recipients:
- Jacob Gruttner from Plymouth High School
- Lia Haile from Lincoln High School
- Elliot Hermann from Ashwaubenon High School
- Lakshman Mallela from Ashwaubenon High School
MAKING A DIFFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP
Let us help you pay for college! Apply for one of four $2,500 scholarships and use the funds to make a difference in your education and future career.
Bank First believes in helping students achieve their dreams of higher education. That’s why we are proud to offer an annual scholarship to students in the communities we serve. This scholarship is open to high school seniors who plan to attend a private or public college or university.
Bank First will award four $2,500 scholarships to the candidates who best demonstrate achievement and high standards in academics, character, leadership, citizenship, and involvement in school and community activities. The recipients will also best express how they will utilize their education to make a difference in their future career and how the funds received from this scholarship will impact their college education.
The 2022-23 application will be available here on September 30, 2022.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2023
SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA TO APPLY
- Student must be a senior in high school.
- Student must currently attend high school in a county in which Bank First maintains an office.
- Student must plan to attend a private or public college or university (2 or 4 year). If the student has not yet been accepted into a college or university, they may still apply for the scholarship.
- Student must have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.5 or higher (on a 4-point scale).
- Student must submit a copy of their high school transcript (grades 9-12) with the application.
- Student must demonstrate achievement and high standards in academics, character, leadership, citizenship, and involvement in school and/or community activities.
- Student must submit a 500-word essay. In 500 words or less, the student should express how funds received from this scholarship will impact their college education. The applicant should discuss how they selected their intended field of interest or major, share any experience they have in their intended field of interest, and include what they gained from that experience (e.g., volunteer work, summer jobs, extracurricular activities, internships, etc.). The essay should describe how the student’s college or university education will contribute to their immediate or long range career plan(s) and how they will use their education to make a difference in the future.
Note: Children or immediate family members of Bank First directors, officers, and employees are not eligible.
SUBMISSION & SELECTION PROCESS
Application and attachments must be submitted to Bank First by March 1, 2023. Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Please send all applications via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Documents should be emailed as attachments and not as links to online documents (i.e. Google Docs).
Scholarship recipients will be contacted individually and announced on this web page on or before April 30, 2023.
GUIDELINES TO RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
Bank First will disburse scholarship funds in one installment of $2,500 for the recipients freshman year of post-secondary school, subject to the student meeting the requirements described below.
Scholarship funds will not be released until Bank First receives proof of enrollment via a tuition statement. The scholarship recipient is responsible for providing Bank First a copy of their tuition statement in a timely manner. Bank First will mail the scholarship check directly to the college or university during the student’s first semester.
Tuition statements can be emailed to the Scholarship Committee at Bank First: email@example.com.