(BOTTOM ROW L TO R)
Maggie Cobb, Ingomar;
Jessica Joyner, West Union;
Hannah Easley, East Union;
Brooke Thompson, Myrtle.
(TOP ROW L TO R):
Karl Capaning, New Albany;
Mike Staten, SVP BNA Bank;
Amanda Kent, Marketing/AVP BNA Bank;
Bo Collins, President BNA Bank;
Jennie Katherine Ellis, New Albany
New Albany, Mississippi– Recognizing that our city and county’s most precious resource is our children, and realizing that the need to educate them to their fullest potential is of utmost importance not only to our community but to our state and nation as well, BNA Bank established the BNA Bank Scholarships for deserving seniors who plan to attend college in Mississippi.
All graduating high school seniors who plan to attend college in Mississippi are eligible to submit an application. The applications are reviewed and scored based on the following criteria: ACT or SAT Composite Scores, Grade Point Average, student curriculum, financial need, extra-curricular activities, and work activities.
“Our scholarship process is a very fair one,” remarked Senior Vice President Mike Staten. “We use out of town judges who review applications not knowing the student’s identity.”
BNA Bank awards a $500.00 scholarship to a senior at each of the four high schools located in our county and two $500.00 scholarships to two seniors at New Albany High School. This year’s recipients are:
New Albany: Jennie Katherine Ellis, daughter or Dr. Nancy Ellis and John Ellis; Karl David Capaning, son of Edgar and Ninabeth Capaning.
Ingomar: Maggie Lauren Cobb, daughter of Brian and Lori Cobb
West Union: Jessica Lynn Joyner, daughter of Melinda Joyner
East Union: Hannah Marie Easley, daughter of Karl and Juanitta Easley.
Myrtle: Micah Brooke Thompson, Mike and Sandra Thompson
“We are proud to award scholarships to this group of very bright and deserving students,” said President James R. (Bo) Collins.