Peoples Bank supports scholarship fund at WSCC

Peoples Bank recently donated $12,000 to the Washington State Community College Foundation in support of scholarships.

“Peoples Bank is proud to be a supporter of the WSCC scholarship fund,” said Shawn Taylor, Peoples Bank’s Vice President of Commercial Banking. “At Peoples Bank, we realize the value of a quality education and partnering with WSCC to help provide financial support to our future community leaders helps us to make the Mid-Ohio Valley a better place to live.”

The Peoples Bank Scholarship, created in 2005, was established to provide support to first-year students who demonstrate financial need.

“Washington State values our longstanding partnership with Peoples Bank. Our institutions ultimately share the same goal of making the Mid-Ohio Valley a great place to live and work,” said WSCC President Dr. Vicky Wood. “We are appreciative that Peoples Bank recognizes the value of investing in our students and providing greater opportunities for their continued success.”

The recent contribution will be dispersed to accommodate five $1,000 scholarships in 2019 with the remainder applied toward the scholarship’s endowment. Eligibility requirements for this scholarship include graduating from a high school in Washington or Morgan counties, enrollment in a degree program and good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

The Washington State Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable corporation administered by a Board of Directors composed of community leaders and institutional representatives. Gifts made to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and are used exclusively to support the college’s mission, its programs, and its students. To learn more about how you can establish a scholarship at WSCC, please contact the Foundation at 740-885-5706 or at Foundation@wscc.edu.

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