We are very pleased to support our
local youth through our scholarship programs. We
recognize the importance of both vocational education and
collegiate education and offer scholarships for both.
Both programs base their awards on a combination of
academic status, community involvement, character, and
leadership abilities. It is the bank’s intent to
provide scholarships to students meeting the program
requirements and who are also not currently receiving
other substantial scholarships. In the requirements
section of the application you will notice amounts given
in parenthesis. These amounts are simply an attempt
by the bank to define what it considers to be substantial.
However, should you find yourself receiving other
scholarships totaling more than this we still encourage
you to complete an application. These amounts are
simply used as a guideline, and just one part of the
Committee’s decision making process.
Since their inception in 1997, the
scholarship programs have awarded 102 local students
$83,000 in scholarship money. Each year the bank
makes available up to three $1,000 scholarships to
students entering a four-year collegiate program, and up
to three $500 scholarships to students enrolling in a
technical or vocational education program. There have
been years when the number of qualified candidates has
gladly moved the bank to give out additional
The Oostburg State Bank is
proud to continue this very worthwhile program.
Your Oostburg State Bank has
available for students all that they will need to manage
their personal finances while away from home: