SALINA – Sunflower Bank has awarded 24 scholarships to local students in their communities who participated in the bank’s Community Ambassadors Program. Scholarships ranged from $500 to $1,500 totaling $20,000 for the class of 2015.
“There are so many bright young minds in our communities who are an important part of our future,” said Mollie Carter, president and chief executive officer of Sunflower Bank. “Our Community Ambassadors Program helps develop our next generation of leaders by providing our students with a deeper connection with their community and a valuable perspective of what it takes to run a successful business.”
Since 2006, over 1,500 students have participated in Sunflower Bank’s Community Ambassadors Program gaining knowledge of their community’s resources and special attributes, as well as understanding its local businesses, government and ways of giving back. Ambassadors engage students interested in furthering their education who complete the program by preparing a business possibility plan, for which students must research, develop and articulate an idea for launching and sustaining a successful business in their community. To date, 279 students have been the recipient of a scholarship from Sunflower Bank with a grand total of over $214,350.
Sunflower Bank (www.SunflowerBank.com) is a $1.7-billion community bank, offering a complete line of personal checking, saving, mortgage and loans options, as well as business deposit, loan, and treasury management services and trust and wealth management services.