West Plains Bank and Trust is accepting scholarship applications

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West Plains Bank and Trust Co. is offering one-time $2,000 scholarships to graduates from the West Plains, Mountain View-Birch Tree, Willow Springs, and Houston school districts who wish to pursue a career in banking or a related field.

To be eligible, entries must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2022.

Established in late 2014, the West Plains Bank and Trust Company Employee Scholarship Fund was established by bank employees to support college-level education for young people interested in banking or a related field , or who want to help others and improve themselves. their community through the career of their choice. This scholarship is funded by employee donations and employees sit on the selection committee. To date, approximately $43,000 has been donated to local graduating seniors.

More information, including application, can be found online at ttps://www.westplainsbank.com/about-us/scholarship. Requirements include a recent official transcript that clearly lists ACT scores, a summary of extracurricular activities, and a summary of why the applicant feels they should receive the scholarship funds.

“The funds for this scholarship come directly from the pockets of our employees who see encouraging young people to pursue careers in banking as a way to ensure a prosperous future for our industry,” said David M. Gohn, West Plains Bank and Trust. President and CEO of the company. “A career in banking offers a rewarding opportunity to support community growth and help clients achieve their goals. We are delighted to encourage young people to choose this path.

West Plains Bank and Trust Company first opened its doors to customers in 1883, making it the oldest continuously operating business in southern Missouri. With over 138 years of service in the local area, its total assets have reached over $590 million with seven locations and a loan production office. He is building a new facility on South Sam Houston Blvd. in Houston.

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