Independence Bank awarded $128,550 to upcoming graduates within their service area at a scholarship reception held Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Independence Bank has been hosting the annual reception since 2001 where they have awarded $941,250 in college scholarships to high school seniors. Of that amount $52,100 has been awarded tonight to Daviess County seniors to further their education.
Carrie Neville and Rebekah Obryan of Daviess County High School each received a $1,000 Daviess County Community Board Scholarship. Mariah Hamilton of Apollo High School received a $3,050 Daviess County Community Board Scholarship.
Nijha Embry of Daviess County High School received a $3,050 Daviess County Community Board Scholarship as well as the Ernie and Martine Davis $3,000 scholarship.
Max Reid of Owensboro Catholic High School received a $5,000 Revolutionary Scholarship.
The Guy Reisz Memorial $10,000 Scholarship was awarded to Emma Lanham of Owensboro Catholic High School. Mr. Reisz served as a director for Independence Bank. The Guy Reisz Memorial Scholarship was intended for a student attending Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro.
The $10,000 Maurice E. Reisz Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Katherine Manire from Daviess County High School. Mr. Reisz was a co-founder of Independence Bank and served as Chairman of the Independence Bank board. He was also a local pharmacist in Daviess County. The Maurice E. Reisz Memorial Scholarship was intended for a student pursuing a pharmacy degree.
Thirteen students were chosen as county finalists and awarded the Maurice E. Reisz $500 Scholarship along with a $500 Ernie and Martine Davis Scholarship. Finalist received a total of $1,000 between the two scholarships. The thirteen chosen were also competing for the Charles A. Reid $15,000 Scholarship.
The thirteen finalists were:
Matthew Harper-Murray High School
Nijha Embry –Daviess County High School
Mariah Hamilton-Apollo High School
Faith Mandry-Graves County High School
Shelby Winchell-Hancock County High School
Hannah Jones-Henderson County High School
Paxton Gray – Hopkins County Central High School
Jordanne Howard-Eastern High School
Anna McGee-Paducah Tilghman High School
Martha Briones-Coronado-McLean County High School
Victoria Bucklew-Greenwood High School
Samuel Tapp-Webster County High School
The Charles A. Reid $15,000 Scholarship went to finalist Victoria Bucklew of Greenwood High School in Warren County. This original scholarship started our program 17 years ago and is given in honor of former Independence Bank President, Charles A. Reid. His wish was to develop a scholarship program so that students could continue their pursuit of a higher education – something he placed the utmost importance on.
Ashton Crowe of Daviess County High School was awarded the Marjorie Reid $10,000 scholarship. Marjorie Reid, wife of Charles A. Reid, was one of the founding partners of Independence Bank. Mrs. Reid awards this scholarship to a child or grandchild of an Independence Bank employee or director so that the pursuit of higher education is extended to our Bank family.
Other scholarships awarded include:
Maurice E. Reisz Memorial $10,000 Scholarship
The Guy Reisz Memorial $10,000 Scholarship
Chairman’s $5,000 Schoalrship
AG Scholarship $5,000
3 Revolutionary $5,000 Scholarships
2 Ernie and Martine Davis $3,000 Scholarships
2 Danny Peyton $1,500 Memorial Scholarships
Derek Hart $1,000 Memorial Scholarship
Caroline Orange-Western Hills High School