Bank of Botetourt has announced Jacob Bell as the Central/Southside honorable mention winner for the Virginia Bankers Association (VBA) Education Foundation’s 2021 VBA Bank Day Scholarship Program.
Bell, of Hidden Valley High School, plans to attend the University of Michigan with a double major in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences.
Bank of Botetourt, in conjunction with the VBA, worked with 24 seniors from seven local high schools.
“Over the years, Bank of Botetourt has hosted nine scholarship recipients and we feel that the financial education of our youth is one more way the bank serves its communities. This unique opportunity allowed these seniors to experience community banking at its finest even if it was remotely. We are proud to continue partnering with the VBA to offer this scholarship opportunity and program,” said Bank of Botetourt President and CEO Lyn Hayth.
Fourteen scholarships (six regional, six honorable mention, one statewide runner-up and one overall statewide) were awarded based on the merit of the essays. A total of $26,000 will be awarded by the VBA Education Foundation.
Bank of Botetourt was chartered in 1899 and now operates 12 retail offices in Botetourt, Rockbridge, Roanoke, and Franklin counties and the City of Salem, and operates a mortgage division, Virginia Mountain Mortgage, and a financial services division, Botetourt Wealth Management.
The Virginia Bankers Association represents banks of all sizes and charters and has served as the unified voice for Virginia’s $615 billion banking industry and its 42,000 employees since 1893.