Farmers Bank and Trust awarded employees and their families with scholarships for qualifying college students for the 2015-2016 school year. Eight students received a total of $4,000 for this upcoming school year.
Farmers Bank has been awarding scholarships now for 12 years through the Bank’s Annual College Scholarship Program. The program was established as an additional benefit to help employees with the high cost of college expenses as their children pursued educational goals in undergraduate degrees.
The bank has awarded a total of $73,500 in 145 separate scholarships since the inception of the College Scholarship Program. “We strongly believe this program is an important benefit for employees and their families and an opportunity to assist in building leaders in the communities we serve,” said President and CEO W. R. Robbins.
Each student meeting the qualification standards receives a $500 scholarship to assist with college expenses. Students this year are located in the Great Bend and Overland Park locations and are attending six different colleges located in the Midwest.
Eight students received a total of $4000 for the 2015-2016 school year:
McKenna Mauler, attending Barton County Community College as a sophomore, pursuing an Associates degree in Science
Adam Neeland, attending Fort Hays State University as a junior, pursuing a degree in accounting
Hunter Harrison, attending Kansas State University as a junior, pursuing degrees in finance and entrepreneurship
Nyssa Owens, attending Kansas State University as a sophomore, pursuing a degree in english
Chad Touslee, attending Kansas State University as a junior, pursuing a degree in geography.
Leah Blefko, attending University of Arkansas as a senior, pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism/sports management
Nicholas Lemos, attending University of Kansas as a senior, pursuing a degree in marketing
Evan Eschiman, attending University of Chicago as a sophomore, pursuing a degree in neuroscience
Each student meeting the program qualification standards receives a $500 scholarship for the school year. Students are eligible for up to four years of undergraduate assistance.
Employees and their students appreciate the extra funds to assist with tuition and books. Several of the employees have received scholarships for multiple children in the family over the years.