HCB Educational Scholarship

The Highpoint Community Bank Scholarship, founded in 2018, is to award a high school senior accepted into a post-secondary education program in finance or a finance related field.

The scholarship amount is $4,000 with $1,000 payouts per year up to four years.

Scholarship Criteria for Consideration:

  • Student must be a high school senior.
  • Student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Students in the following school districts may apply:
    • Barry County Christian School
    • Bellevue Community Schools
    • Caledonia Community Schools
    • Delton Kellogg Schools
    • Hastings Area Schools
    • Marshall Public Schools
    • Maple Valley Schools
    • Thornapple Kellogg Schools
    • Wayland Union Schools
  • Student must be pursuing a certificate, associates, or bachelor’s degree.
  • Degree program must be finance-related; business administration, economics, accounting, etc.
  • Student must demonstrate leadership qualities. A letter of recommendation must be submitted from someone other than a family member.
  • Student must submit an essay explaining their community involvement throughout high school and how it has benefited them.

Guidelines to Receive Scholarship Proceeds

  • Student must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more per semester) at a community college or university providing a certificate, associates, or bachelor’s degree.
  • Student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. A transcript must be provided to the Wealth Management department annually.
  • Funds are disbursed directly to the college or university for credit to the student’s tuition expense for the following semester.


The application deadline is March 25, 2022.

Please submit your application, transcript, essay, and letter of recommendation to Randoulph Teegardin via email at randyt@hcb.us or via mail at 150 W. Court St. Hastings, MI 49058.

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