Cornerstone Bank now accepting applications for $2,500 scholarships

Cornerstone Bank will award $2,500 scholarships to 16 local high school seniors who anticipate pursuing studies in business and finance. The scholarships will be granted to students who best demonstrate achievement in academics, extracurricular activities, and community involvement. Applications are being accepted through Thursday, April 6, 2023.

“We are delighted to again help local students pursue higher education, while also fostering advancement in the fields of business and finance,” said CEO Todd Tallman. “We appreciate the opportunity to reward some of the many exemplary students in our community and hope these scholarships alleviate some of the financial burden involved with a college education.”

To apply for a scholarship, the student must:

  • Be a 2023 high school graduate
  • Anticipate being a full-time student at an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher education
  • Anticipate studying in a business or financial field
  • Demonstrate achievement and high standards in academics, extracurricular activities and community involvement
  • Submit an official transcript and GPA from their guidance office

In addition, the student must submit a one-page, typed essay based on the prompt: our company’s customer promise, Built on Trust, is not just a brand, but also a corporate focus. Whether a business or personal partnership, Cornerstone Bank rests on the foundation that relationships are built on trust. We stand by our core values of teamwork, relationships, user-friendly, solutions-based and transparency. Describe a time when you embraced one of the Cornerstone core values.

Applications must be submitted electronically to Cornerstone Bank by Thursday, April 6, 2023. Please apply through the online submission form. Scholarship funds will be disbursed to the student after successful completion of the first semester and upon presentation of an official copy of the first-semester transcript and second-semester bill.

For more information, and to complete the online application form, please visit