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A commitment to education

First State Bank supports the career aspirations of our local graduating seniors and is pleased to continue to offer ten (10) $1,000 scholarships in 2023 to help with their post-secondary education.* We are committed to our communities and keeping their area workforces strong.

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior residing in Wisconsin who:
    • Attends a high school located in a community where First State Bank has a branch location, OR,
    • Is a First State Bank customer, or whose parent is a First State Bank customer, as of 1/31/23.
  • Applicant must be enrolling with an accredited college, university or technical school on a full-time basis for the term immediately following graduation from high school.
  • Completed applications (preferably typed) must be received with the requested letter of reference for consideration by our scholarship committee.

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Deadline for 2023 applications is Friday, March 31

Applications must be received by email or postmarked by March 31, 2023:

Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award by April 30, 2023.

Recipients will receive a Scholarship Payment Request Form, which must be submitted to First State Bank following the successful completion of their first semester. Recipients will also be required to provide a copy of their first semester transcript and proof of second semester enrollment. Scholarships will then be remitted as a single $1,000 payment to the school attended.

Recipient Instructions to Request Scholarship Payment

Recipients of a First State Bank $1,000 scholarship must be enrolled with an accredited college, university, or technical school on a full-time basis for the term immediately following graduation from high school. 

To request payment, recipients must complete and submit a Scholarship Payment Request Form to First State Bank following the successful completion of their first term of post-secondary education, along with:

  • A copy of the recipient’s first term transcript, and
  • Proof of the recipient’s second semester enrollment (printout of schedule, or similar).

The deadline for requesting payment of a scholarship award is the June 30 following the end of the recipient’s first term. Please submit the completed Scholarship Payment Request Form and other required documentation to:

Upon First State Bank’s receipt of this information, scholarship payments will be mailed within 30 days as a single $1,000 payment to the school attended. 


*First State Bank employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply for these scholarships. First State Bank offers a separate scholarship opportunity for employees and employees’ children who are graduating from high school. Please contact First State Bank for more information.

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