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:
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.