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Scholarship Program

Scholarship Opportunities for Local Students 

As a community bank, Austin Bank is dedicated to providing opportunities for local students to continue their education at a university, college, trade school or vocational school. Applications are delivered to the high school counselors at the schools listed below in the beginning of November. Community applicants must pick up applications from their high school counselors. Applications are not posted online. Customer applicants may request an application from their local banking office. All applications are due the last part of February (specific date may be found on the application). Winners will be notified at their school's award presentation in May.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements & Criteria

Winners are selected based on scholastic achievement, extracurricular activity involvement, leadership qualities and an essay contest. The Austin Bank scholarship funds are for one year only and are not renewable. Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). For community scholarships, students must be a graduating senior from one of the following schools:

  • All Saints Episcopal School
  • Big Sandy High School
  • Bishop T.K. Gorman
  • Brook Hill School
  • Bullard High School
  • Central Heights High School
  • Chapel Hill High School
  • Christian Heritage School of Longview
  • Cleveland High School
  • Cumberland Academy High School
  • Early College High School (TISD)
  • Frankston High School
  • Garrison High School
  • Gilmer High School
  • Gladewater High School
  • Good Shepherd School
  • Grace Community High School
  • Grand Saline High School
  • Harmony High School
  • Hudson High School
  • Jacksonville High School
  • Kilgore High School
  • LaPoynor High School
  • Lindale High School
  • Longview Christian Academy
  • Longview Christian School
  • Longview High School
  • Lufkin High School
  • Marshall High School
  • Martinsville High School
  • Nacogdoches High School
  • Neches High School
  • Palestine High School
  • Pine Tree High School
  • Rains High School
  • Regents Academy
  • Rusk High School
  • Sabine High School
  • Spring Hill High School
  • Tarkington High School
  • Timpson High School
  • Trinity School of Texas
  • Troup High School
  • Tyler Classical Academy
  • Tyler High School
  • Tyler Legacy High School
  • Union Grove High School
  • Union Hill High School
  • Van High School
  • Westwood High School
  • Whitehouse High School

For the customer scholarship, the student must be a graduating senior and not attend one of the above listed schools. Student or guardian must have a relationship of one year or longer with the Bank. It may be a loan or deposit relationship.

2021 Scholarship Winners

image of 2020 college scholarship winners
  • Landry Graves, Brook Hill School
  • Aaron Seto, Grace Community HS
  • Maeghan Block, Grand Saline HS
  • Hailey Darby, Grand Saline HS
  • Addison Fisher, Grand Saline HS
  • Breanna Chavez, Harmony HS
  • Alaina Willmon, Hudson HS
  • Fernanda Arredondo, Jacksonville HS
  • Tavis Dosser, Jacksonville HS
  • Morgan Washburn, Jacksonville HS
  • Chase Borders, Kilgore HS
  • Ciaira Guyton, Kilgore HS
  • Kace Murphy, Kilgore HS
  • Jacey King, Lindale HS
  • Savannah Petty, Lindale HS
  • Abigail Van Andel, Lindale HS
  • Cooper Mayes, Longview HS
  • Aiden Olivarez, Lufkin HS
  • Lillian Grimes, Nacogdoches HS
  • Justin McGuire, Palestine HS
  • Aven Alexander, Palestine HS
  • Benjamin Gudger, Rains HS
  • William Stroman, Rains HS
  • Katie Thurman, Rains HS
  • Callie Lynn, Rusk HS
  • Bethani Roper, Sabine HS
  • Libby Thornburgh, Sabine HS
  • Marla David, Tyler Legacy HS
  • Austin McDaniel, Tyler Legacy HS
  • Carleigh Judd, Union Grove HS
  • Tristan Baumgardner, Van HS
  • Stian du Preez, Van HS
  • Dylan Carrell, White Oak HS

Employee Child Recipients:

  • Katherine Means, Harmony HS
  • Oscar Servin, Jacksonville HS
  • Brooklyn Berry, Pine Tree HS
  • Madison Hughes, Pine Tree HS
  • Mercedes Winn, Pineywoods Community Academy
  • Makayla Dowling, Rusk HS
  • Avery Molina, Tyler Legacy HS
  • Madison Bailey, Van HS