Chicago, IL (April 2015)  – ABC Bank, a community bank serving the Austin and Chicagoland area since 1891, announced that they would begin accepting college scholarship applications from area high school students.

Colette Loesher, President and CEO of ABC Bank stated, “ABC Bank will be awarding six, $1,200 college scholarships, to local high school students that are college or technical school bound. This is a continuation of a 25-year scholarship program sponsored by ABC Bank that aggregates in excess of $100,000 in scholarship awards from the time of its inception.”

High School students in their senior year are eligible to submit ABC Bank scholarship applications if they reside in what is described as the “Austin area” – West of Pulaski Road, East of Austin Boulevard, South of North Avenue and North of the Eisenhower Expressway.

Applicants must be graduating in May/June of 2015 and accepted to a two or four year accredited university, college, or vocational and or technical program.

One of the criteria on which the students will be judged is writing an essay entitled, “Why I should be awarded an ABC Bank Scholarship.” Local religious, political and business leaders will judge the applications.

Ms. Loesher added, “The Directors, Management & Staff take particular pride and gratification in knowing that the Bank is extending a helping hand to the youth of the community in furthering their education.   It is truly a labor of love.”

Students who are interested in applying for an ABC Bank Scholarship can pick up an application at the bank located at 5645 W Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60644, or you can print an application from our website located on the “About Us” page.  If you have any questions please contact Angela Preston, Vice President of Marketing at 630.560.3829.  The deadline for submitting completed applications will be Friday, May 29, 2015.