The 2021 – 2022 school year marked the beginning of our Core Bank Cares Scholarship Program. With this program, Core Bank was able to award $14,000 in scholarships to local high school seniors. Scholarships are substantial at $2,000 each and were awarded as follows:
- Elkhorn Public Schools- Two recipients were awarded scholarships
- Papillion LaVista Community Schools- Two recipients were awarded scholarships
- Omaha Public Schools-Three recipients were awarded scholarships
In addition to their scholarship, each student was also gifted Apple Airpods, which were engraved with their name. All of these students expressed their thanks for Core Bank’s contribution to their education. Below is one of the notes we received from one of the deserving recipients.
Dear Core Bank,
I would like to thank you for the very gracious and generous scholarship you have provided to me, as it will help support me to attain my future goals. I will be a first-year student at DePaul University this fall, and your scholarship has helped make that possible. I would also like to thank you for the generous gift and kind wishes given to me after receiving the scholarship. Your generosity and support mean a lot to me! Thanks to this scholarship, attending my dream school, DePaul, has become a more affordable reality for me. I have been using my savings account to help me save for college since elementary school. I remember bringing birthday money to the bank as a young girl excited to get a sucker not knowing what “money for college” really meant. I do now! As a young adult, it feels special to receive support from my bank to support my college goals. At DePaul, I plan to major in Communications and Political Science with a minor in Spanish. I also hope to study abroad at some point in my time at DePaul. My dream is to someday work for a non-profit or organization that helps make the world a better place in some way. Once again, thank you so much for your generosity and the gifts you have given me. I am extremely grateful to have been chosen to receive this scholarship and hope to be able to put it to good use.
We are proud to serve our community and look forward to awarding the Core Bank Cares Scholarships again this school year with hopes to expand the program to support even more Seniors. For more information regarding the Core Bank Cares Scholarship Program click here.