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Scholarship Funds

Area students have been awarded $250,000 for the 2016-17 school year from trust funds administered by The First National Bank Trust Department. Maintaining a "C" average and demonstrating financial need are considerations of all scholarship opportunities offered. This amount includes funds for both new recipients and renewal applicants. A total of 97 students received scholarship funds thanks to these generous charitable legacy donors:

Mattoon Chamber Charitable Corporation Scholarship
Mattoon High School seniors only attending any traditional or vocational school (one award for each). Must attach an essay of 300-500 words answering the following questions: 1. What area of study are you interested in and why? and 2. What impact will you have on the community where you choose to live?

Florence Ramsey Memorial Scholarship
Mattoon High School graduates only attending an Illinois tax-supported school (public only)

Jacob and Clara Mae Stump Scholarship Trust
Mattoon or Charleston High School graduates attending an Illinois tax-supported school (public only)

Stephen Tipton & Emily Oblinger-Dole Scholarship Trust
Any area high school graduate from the following counties: Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie or Shelby who are attending any branch of The University of Illinois. Preference is given to Ag students, but all majors may apply.

Mattoon Fraternal Order of Eagles #3438
Mattoon VFW Post #4325

Any area student that has a parent or grandparent in good standing with the Mattoon Fraternal Order of Eagles #3438 (or Auxillary) or Mattoon VFW Post #4325 (or Auxillary) — no matter what high school they graduated from.

*The number and amount of awards vary each year according to the number of applications received and the financial needs of the students. One application covers all of the above scholarship opportunities.*

Scholarship applications are available starting March 1, and are due April 15 each year. Applications can be picked up at our office in the Trust Department at 507 Lake Land Blvd. or by downloading the PDF from our website, starting March 1.

Any questions should be directed to The First National Bank Trust Department in person, by emailing, or by phone at (217) 234-6430.

Investment Disclaimer

  • Not Bank Deposits
  • Not Insured or Guaranteed by any Bank
  • Not insured by any federal government agency
  • Not FDIC Insured
  • Involves Investment Risk, Including the Loss of Principal