High School seniors invited to enter writing contest for cash scholarships
Sponsored by the Farmers Bank of Mount Pulaski and the CBAI Foundation

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[January 06, 2017]  MOUNT PULASKI - The Farmers Bank of Mount Pulaski announces a competition that enables Illinois high school seniors to enter a statewide essay-writing contest. It is all 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.

The Farmers Bank of Mount Pulaski is a member of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI), which was formed the Foundation in 1996. A monetary award in the amount of $1,000 a year for up to four years of higher education will be given to the author of the best essay submitted to the CBAI Foundation by a participating Illinois high-school senior. Up to 12 additional first-place $1,000 awards and 13 second-place $500 awards are available throughout the state. An additional $500 will be awarded to the high school of the overall winner.

The Farmers Bank of Mount Pulaski will also be awarding a local scholarship in the amount of $250 for the best essay submitted through the local bank and chosen by bank management and directors.

The bank is working with Mount Pulaski High School to invite seniors to submit one-paragraph entry on topics concerning the impact/importance of community banking on themselves, someone they know, and their communities.

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Information on the contest is available at The Farmers Bank of Mount Pulaski and Mount Pulaski High School; entries must be submitted to the bank at 130 South Washington Street by Monday, January 9, 2017. The bank will then submit selected entries to the CBAI Foundation to be eligible for the statewide competition.

Based in Springfield, CBAI is a professional association that represents 400 Illinois-chartered banks and thrifts throughout Illinois.

[Tricia Aylesworth
Vice President
The Farmers Bank of Mount Pulaski]


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