2013 Scholarship Winners


The IBC Education Foundation (IBCEF) and Colorado’s independent community banks announced the recipients of their 18th Annual Scholarship Competition on April 23, 2013 in conjunction with Colorado MoneySmart Week. Requirements of the scholarship competition were: A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; attendance at a public or private Colorado university, college, junior college, community college, vocational/trade school; a banking relationship at an IBC member bank, completion of an application and essay question. The IBCEF awarded a total of $2,000 in scholarships. Scholarships were awarded in two categories: Bank customer and bank employee or child of a bank employee. Each recipient received a one time $1,000 scholarship. RACHEL VALDEZ, sponsored by The First National Bank of Las Animas, Fowler Branch, graduated from Centauri High School and is the recipient in the bank customer category. She plans to attend Colorado State University and major in Animal Science. The recipient in the child of a bank employee category was: JAYME MCCORKENDALE, sponsored by High Country Bank in Salida. Jayme graduated from Salida High School and plans to attend either Colorado State University. She plans to major in Biomedical Science. We wish both Jayme and Rachel best of luck in pursuing their educational goals.