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2024 Annual Scholarship Information

The Farmers National Bank scholarship rewards one senior from each of the Prophetstown, Geneseo and Morrison School Districts a $500 scholarship for higher education.

Scholarship Rules

  • Submit a one-page essay, double spaced in Times New Roman font and 10–12-point font size on the following topic:
    In an era of increasing digitalization, how can community banks balance the integration of technology while maintaining a personalized community-centric approach to banking?
  • Essay is due to the FNB office in your respective school district by April 8, 2024
  • Complete the student application and submit with the essay
  • Essay must be written entirely by the student
  • All copyrighted materials must be properly cited/attributed
  • Students must be high school seniors in either Prophetstown, Geneseo or Morrison School District on track to graduate in the Spring of 2024
  • Student must be entering an accredited college, university or trade school in the Fall of 2024
  • Students must be able to provide an acceptance document from an accredited college, university or trade school
  • Students may not submit an essay through more than one FNB office
  • Immediate family members of FNB employees and directors are NOT eligible to enter

Judging Criteria

  • Response is related to the question
  • Clear and concise sentences
  • Logical organization
  • Proper grammar
  • Correct punctuation and spelling

Selection Process

  • Winners will be selected by a panel of judges selected by FNB Management
  • Winners will be notified by the end of April

Payment of Scholarship

  • Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the accredited college, university or trade school where the student has been accepted
  • Under no circumstances will the funds be paid directly to the student
  • Use of the scholarship funds cannot be postponed