Applications are being accepted for the Resource Bank Centennial Service Award. Each year $10,000 is made available through scholarships to graduating seniors who exhibit a strong sense of community pride and are highly involved in volunteer and community service activities. Applicants should have demonstrated citizenship, commitment, ambition, determination, organization, generosity, and caring.
Involvement in community service may include individual activities such as community beautification and clean-up projects, working with senior citizens, helping the homeless, volunteering for the local fire department or 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, Scouts, or church activities.
Applicants must be high school seniors who will receive their diploma from an accredited high school in the DeKalb County area during the 2013-2014 school year. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and be attending an institution of higher learning beginning in the fall of 2014. Applications can be picked up in the guidance office at local high schools, at Resource Bank, N.A., or online at www.ResourceBank.com. The deadline for completed applications is April 15.