Tri Counties Bank Awards $38,000 in Scholarships to
39 Students from 8 Northstate Counties!
Redding, CA – (August 14, 2014) – Tri Counties Bank, in partnership with United Way of Northern California, issued $38,000 in scholarships at an award ceremony held Tuesday evening at the Red Lion Inn in Redding. The awards were between $500 and $2,000 and were presented to 39 students from 21 high schools in 8 Northstate counties.
“Tri Counties Bank has a very long history of providing scholarships to students in our serving area. We are proud to continue the tradition of helping students achieve their post-secondary education goals,” according to Rick Smith, President & CEO of Tri Counties Bank.
Wendy Zanotelli, President & CEO of United Way of Northern California said, “With United Way’s focus on the building blocks for a good life: Education, Financial Stability, and Health, we are thrilled to partner with the bank for this scholarship program. The students chosen for these awards are incredibly talented and show a great deal of promise as future community leaders .”
Tiana Davall, a scholarship recipient who graduated from Pioneer High School and will be attending Shasta Community College stated, “I am so grateful for this opportunity and award. This scholarship is going to help me so much and looking around the room, it is really neat to see how many of us are being helped.”
The recipients will be going off to 24 different colleges, ranging from local community colleges and universities, to academies and universities throughout the nation. Recipient pictures and more information can be found on the United Way of Northern California Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UNitedwayofnortherncalifornia. For more information, contact United Way of Northern California at 530-241-7521.
Pictured are representatives from Tri Counties Bank, United Way of Northern California, Scholarship Review Committee Members, and Scholarship Recipients. (Photo: United Way of Northern California)
Tri Counties Bank Scholarship Program
The open application period has ended for 2014. Please check back in Spring 2015.
Tri Counties Bank is partnering with the United Way of Northern California to issue up to $40,000 in scholarships to high school seniors graduating in 2014. For the 2014-2015 academic year, awards will range between $1,000 and $2,500 for any college-related expenses including tuition, books or housing.
“Tri Counties Bank has a very long history of providing scholarships to those who may have been overlooked by other programs. We have already provided many other scholarships this year," according to Rick Smith, President & CEO of Tri Counties Bank.
Wendy Zanotelli, President & CEO of United Way of Northern California said, “With United Way’s focus on the building blocks for a good life: Education, Financial Stability, and Health, this scholarship program is a natural fit. We are excited to partner with Tri Counties Bank to support the future leaders of our community in their post-secondary education goals.”
"This additional round of funding is coming out later than most programs and we hope that this will give young adults who may have missed earlier application deadlines another opportunity to get some financial assistance for their continued education,” Brent Warren, Vice President, Community Reinvestment Act Officer at Tri Counties Bank said.
The bank only requires the student to maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average or higher during the applicant’s senior year and demonstrate financial need. The application period is now open and the submission deadline is June 30, 2014. For more information, contact United Way of Northern California at 530-241-7521.
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- Figure according to Communities in Schools, one of America’s leading drop-out prevention partnerships.