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Scholarship Program

FCBank is committed to the communities and businesses it serves, and is a proud supporter of the next generation of business leaders. We invite eligible students to enhance their business education by participating in our annual scholarship contest. One winner from each eligible school will receive a $500 scholarship, to be used for continuing business education.
High School graduating seniors with intentions to further their education at a college or university and seeking a business-related degree.  Student must attend a high school in the FCBank market area including Bucyrus, Mt. Hope, Shiloh, Cardington, Fredericktown, Worthington, Upper Arlington and Dublin.  Dependents of Directors or Officers of FCBank are not eligible to apply.
Essay Theme
A hundred years ago, there were no auto mechanics, but there were plenty of blacksmiths to make horseshoes. Now there is less of a need for blacksmiths and a great need for auto mechanics. Can you think of another job that will probably be virtually obsolete in a hundred years? What type of jobs do you think there might be in the future that don’t exist now?
Essay Requirements

  • A minimum of 300 words

  • Typed and double-spaced

  • Participant name and/or family names should not appear on the essay 

Submission Requirements
Along with the essay, applicants should provide:

  • A brief summary of participation in community and school activities

  • Two letters of recommendation from present or past educators

  • Two non-family references that can provide personal insight into the applicant

Ways to Submit

  • Complete the following application and turn into your high school’s guidance office along with essay and letters of recommendation

  • Complete the online application and upload your essay and letters of recommendation at

Essays will be judged on originality and how well ideas are expressed. Contributions to both school and community will be considered, as well as recommendations and reference checks.
Entry forms, essays, and letters of recommendation must be received by March 19, 2017.  Winners will be announced on March 31, 2017.
For more information, please contact Donna Johnston by calling 614-889-7386, or email

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