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BankORION Announces Scholarship Competition

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December 03, 2018
Orion, IL, November 29, 2018:  BankORION announces a scholarship competition that enables Illinois high-school seniors to enter a statewide essay-writing contest. It is part of a program sponsored by Illinois community banks and the CBAI Foundation for Community Banking to increase public awareness of locally owned banks and their contributions to the community.
 
BankORION is a member of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) which formed the Foundation in 1996. A monetary award in the amount of $1,000 a year for up to four years of higher education will be awarded to the author of the best entry submitted to the CBAI Foundation by a participating Illinois high-school senior. Up to 11 additional first-place $1,000 awards and 12 second-place $500 awards are available in each of the regions of the state. An additional $500 will be awarded to the high school of the overall winner.
 
BankORION is working with Orion Community Unit School District #223, Mercer County School District #404, Cambridge School District #227, and Annawan Unit District #226 to invite seniors to write one-paragraph on each of the three topics:
 
  • The impact/importance of community banking to me or someone I know
  • The importance of community banking to a business or agricultural concern in my area
  • The impact/importance of community banking to my community in general
 
Length of the entry must not exceed two pages of typewritten copy; double-spaced using the font, Times New Roman with 10-12 point size.
 
Information on the contest is available at BankORION or schools; entries must be submitted to the bank by January 15, 2019. BankORION will then submit selected entries to the CBAI Foundation to be eligible for the statewide competition.
 
Based in Springfield, CBAI is a professional association that represents approximately 350 Illinois-chartered banks and thrifts throughout Illinois.       
           
Headquartered in Orion, IL, BankORION has over 128 years of experience in financial services. BankORION has seven locations including Orion, Cambridge, Moline, Aledo and Annawan, Illinois as well as Bettendorf, Iowa. To learn more about BankORION, please visit
https://www.bankorion.com.
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