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IBC Bank-McAllen Awards Scholarships to Area Graduates

Friday, July 24, 2020
IBC Bank-McAllen Awards Scholarships to Area Graduates

IBC Bank - McAllen honors 23 high school seniors with the A.R. Sanchez, Sr. Memorial Scholarship


McAllen, Texas (July 24, 2020) - IBC Bank-McAllen continues their strong support of higher education by awarding 23 graduating high school students with the A.R. Sanchez, Sr. Memorial Scholarship. Scholarships are granted to students who demonstrated a "Do More" attitude in their school and community throughout their high school years.


This year, $23,000 in scholarships were awarded to deserving students from 23 high schools throughout Hidalgo County.


"Students selected for this scholarship exemplify the IBC Bank mantra of "We Do More. Their contributions to enhance the quality of life in the communities where they live plays a big role in our criteria." said IBC Bank McAllen President and CEO Adrian Villarreal. "We are extremely honored to assist in the contribution of their higher education goals."


Born into a humble family, Antonio R. Sanchez, Sr., the namesake of the scholarship award, was a strong supporter of making higher education available to those interested in bettering their lives. Sanchez's commitment to the power of learning lives on in the A.R. Sanchez, Sr. Memorial Scholarship, which is bestowed annually on deserving high school seniors in Texas and Oklahoma.


"It is always an honor to award these scholarships to deserving young people who will be the future leaders of our community" Villarreal added. "We love seeing that mantra personified in the generations to come."

Scholarship award recipients include:

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Madison Siclait                                Achieve Early College High School

Ramses Vazquez                            Edinburg High School

D'lores Ortiz                                    Edinburg North High School

Eva Robles                                      Hidalgo High School

Aisha Borjas                                    Johnny G. Economedes High School

Sheyla Cantu                                   Juarez Lincoln High School

Fabiola E. Garcia Lopez                  La Joya High School

Paola De Leon                                 Lamar Academy

Gilberto Guerra                                McAllen High School

Aliyah Laca                                      Mission High School

Marcela Martinez                             Mission Veterans High School

Darrin Everage                                 Nikki Rowe High School

Pamela Everlyn Ayala                      Palmview High School

Gerardo Arce                                    PSJA High School

Megan De Leon                                PSJA Memorial High School

Rebecca Trevino                               PSJA North High School

Pedro Cuellar                                    PSJA SW Early College High School

Kimberly Banda                                 Robert Vela High School

Vianey Yong                                      Sharyland High School

Alexandra Valdez                              Sharyland Pioneer High School

Daniela Garcia                                  Valley View High School

Jeimy Guillen                                     Weslaco East High School

Mar H. Cardenas                               Weslaco High School


This year, IBC Bank presented over $120,000 in scholarships to high school seniors throughout their corporate footprint in Texas and Oklahoma.


About IBC Bank - McAllen

IBC Bank-McAllen, celebrating its 30th anniversary of doing business, is a member of International Bancshares Corporation (NASDAQ: IBOC), a $12.5 billion multi-bank financial holding company headquartered in Laredo, Texas, with 187 facilities and 284 ATMs serving 88 communities in Texas and Oklahoma. IBC Bank's slogan "We Do More" reflects the bank's dedication to the growth and success of the customers and the communities it has been serving since 1966. IBC Bank-McAllen has been serving the Hidalgo County community since 1990 and has a retail branch network of 30 locations throughout the area.  MEMBER FDIC / INTERNATIONAL BANCSHARES CORPORATION. Follow our Facebook and Instagram page, @IBCBankWeDoMore. More information is available at ibc.com.