Each year, Resource Bank commemorates its 100th anniversary with the Centennial Service
Award. A maximum of ten $1,000 scholarships
scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors that exhibit a strong sense of community pride
and are highly involved in volunteer work and community service activities.
This scholarship was developed to encourage and reward community involvement and
volunteer services by high school students in the communities served by Resource Bank.
Winning applicants will demonstrate characteristics of citizenship, commitment, ambition,
determination, organization, generosity, and caring.
Involvement in community service during high school may include individual activities such as
community beautification and clean-up projects, working with senior citizens, helping
homeless, volunteering for the local fire department, rescue squad, hospital, or donating time to
a library, animal shelter, or park district. It may also include organized activities such as Habitat
for Humanity, 4-H, Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, and/or church activities.
Applicants must be high school seniors receiving their high school diplomas from an accredited
high school in the DeKalb County area during the 2019-2020 school year. Applicants must also
have a minimum grade point average of
beginning in the fall of their graduating year.
Update! The application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 30, 2020.
Click the link below for the scholarship application, or pick one up at any Resource Bank location. Please note that all signatures must be handwritten. (Due to the governor's "stay at home" order, if you are unable to obtain the signatures, please indicate that on the application.) Once complete, the applications can be mailed to Resource Bank, Attention Marketing, 555 Bethany Road, DeKalb, IL 60115, or they can be dropped off at any Resource Bank location.