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Busey Bank offering Bridge Scholarship program

Busey Bank is offering a Bridge Scholarship program to financially support continuing education for applicants of all ages and backgrounds.

“We’re proud to provide financial support to students through our expanded scholarship program,” said Sandy DeMond, senior vice president – director of Community Banking. “By investing in the future of students in our communities, we’re not only helping the students themselves, but our communities as a whole.”

Through the Busey Bank Bridge Scholarship Fund, $25,000 in scholarships will be awarded annually. Available across the Busey footprint, funds will be disbursed through 10 scholarships of $2,500 each. Applicants must reside in one of the following counties within the applicable states below:

  • Illinois: Champaign, Ford, McLean, Peoria, Tazewell, Macon, Will, Grundy, Cook, DuPage, Madison, St. Clair
  • Missouri: St. Louis, St. Louis City, St. Charles
  • Florida: Lee, Sarasota
  • Indiana: Hamilton, Marion

The scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees, books or supplies for continuing education. Both an online and paper application are available on The application deadline is June 30, 2022, and selected recipients will be notified by July 31, 2022.

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