This is the 13th year that Resource Bank will award up to $10,000 in scholarships to DeKalb County graduating seniors. These 10 $1,000 scholarships are awarded to graduates who exhibit a strong sense of community pride and have been highly involved in volunteer work and community service activities.
Commemorating their the bank’s anniversary, this scholarship was developed to encourage and reward involvement and volunteerism by high school students in the communities served by Resource Bank. Winning applicants demonstrate characteristics of citizenship, commitment, ambition, determination, organization, generosity and caring.
Involvement in community service during high school may include individual activities such as community beautification and clean-up projects, working with senior citizens, helping the homeless, volunteering for the local fire department, the rescue squad, the hospital, or donating time to a library, animal shelter, or park district. It also may include organized activities such as Habitat for Humanity, 4-H, Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, or church activities.
Applicants must be high school seniors receiving their diplomas from an accredited high school in DeKalb County during the 2012-2013 school year. Applicants also must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5, and must attend an institution of higher learning beginning in the fall of their graduating year. Application deadline is April 1. Eligible students can pick up an application in their school’s guidance office, any Resource Bank branch or visit www.ResourceBank.com.