Bank Iowa offers scholarship opportunity

The Bank Iowa scholarship committee is accepting applications for the bank’s annual Spirit of Chandy Scholarship Program now through Monday. The program will award $500 to one high school boy and one high school girl in each of the bank’s seven regions for a total of 21 awards.

Humboldt and Gilmore City students are eligible. Applications must be postmarked by Monday.

The Spirit of Chandy Scholarship Program honors the memory of Chandy Barr Clanton, former vice chair of bank. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of academics, character, leadership, honors/awards and participation in school and community activities. Preference will be given to students who participate in the activities Barr loved: swimming in particular, as well as biking, running and flying.

Students are asked to complete an essay describing their personal strengths, educational and career goals, as well as submitting at least one letter of recommendation from a non-relative.

Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four year college or university, or a two-year junior or community college in the fall following graduation.

To download a scholarship application, visit