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Scholarship Opportunities at PCB

Each year, PCB provides scholarship opportunities to high school seniors in West Virginia and Virginia. Two different opportunities are available based on different criteria. Please, see below for more information or to apply!
 

PCB Business Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship is awarded in each of our markets and is to be paid in full the first year of post high school learning. This is for students interested in pursuing a career in Business.
Each year, PCB provides scholarship opportunities to high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in Business. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded in each of our markets and is to be paid in full the first year of post high school learning. 

Qualifications for Scholarship:

  • The recipient’s character commands the respect of students and teachers in such matters as leadership, dependability, integrity, responsibility, honesty, and consideration of others.
  • The recipient of this award must have the plan to pursue a career in Business.
  • The application must be completed and must be accompanied by the following:
    • at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, or guidance counselor and
    • an unofficial high school transcript.
Interested students may complete the application no later than April 12, 2024.


Or please download and complete a print application. Email completed application to Kathy Parker at kparker@yourbank.com.

Or, by mail:
Pendleton Community Bank
Attn: Kathy Parker
PO Box 487
Franklin, WV 26807









VBA Bank Day Scholarship

PCB is excited to partner with the Virginia Bankers Association Education Foundation (VBA) to offer high school seniors a unique scholarship opportunity on March 5th called Bank Day. Students visit our Harrisonburg Downtown Financial Center to learn more about our bank, the banking industry, how we support our community, careers in banking, and potentially earn up to $7,500 in scholarship.
PCB is excited to partner with the Virginia Bankers Association Education Foundation (VBA) to offer high school seniors a unique scholarship opportunity on March 5th called Bank Day.


What is bank day?

The third Tuesday in March was declared Bank Day by the Virginia General Assembly in 1991. Through this program, high school seniors learn about banking, financial services, career opportunities within the banking industry, and the vital role banks play in their communities. From their experience, the students are required to write essays. Thirteen scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the essays.

Students will have access to a VBA-created Bank Day resource webpage over a three-week window from March 4-29, 2024. This resource page will house relevant information that students will need to research in order to complete their essays for a chance to win college scholarships.

PCB will also be hosting students at our Downtown Harrisonburg Financial Center on March 5th for an opportunity to learn more about our bank, the banking industry in Virginia, how we support our community, and careers in banking. Our office is located at 57 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

How much scholarship money is available?

  • A total of $26,000 will be awarded to twelve students across the Commonwealth.
  • Six honorable mention winners, each winning a $1,000 scholarship.
  • Six regional winners, each winning a $2,500 scholarship.
  • One of the regional winners will also be named the statewide winner, earning an extra $5,000 scholarship for a total of $7,500 in college scholarships!

How can students participate?

In order to participate, students must be currently enrolled as seniors in a Virginia high school with cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or higher. Interested students must register online by March 1st. 


In March, students will be contacted directly by the VBA with more information about the program and a link to access the resource webpage. Meanwhile, students can learn more about the program on this flyer

Questions? 

Contact the Marketing Department at marketing@yourbank.com.