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Education

North Central Bank offers scholarship competition

LADD — North Central Bank is announcing a scholarship competition that enables Illinois high school seniors to enter a statewide essay-writing contest.

The contest 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. A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 a year for up to four years of higher education will be awarded for the best essay submitted to the CBAI Foundation. Up to 12 additional first-place $1,000 awards and 13 second-place $500 awards are available in each of the regions. An additional $500 will be awarded to the high school of the overall winner.

North Central Bank will also offer up to $500 as a local scholarship award. The bank is encouraging all local high school seniors to submit short essays on the following theme: “How do community banks make dreams come true?”

Information on the contest is available at North Central Bank, 110 N. Main Ave., Ladd, and at local high schools. Entries must be submitted to the bank by Jan. 18, 2013.

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