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

Describe your most meaningful achievement(s) and how they relate to your future field of study. How have they assisted in planning your long-range career goals?

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.

One letter of recommendation from a present or past educator.

One non-family reference that can provide personal insight into the applicant.

Ways to Submit

Complete the following applicant form and turn into your high school’s guidance office along with essay and letter of recommendation by March 30, 2016.

OR Complete the online applicant form and upload your essay and letter of recommendation at by 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2016.


Essays will be judged on originality and how well ideas are expressed. Contributions to both school and community will be considered, as well as educator recommendation and personal reference checks.


Applicant form, essay, and letter of recommendation must be received by 11:59 p.m. April 3, 2016. Winners will be announced on April 15, 2016.

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