OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (May 29, 2018)
- IBC Bank-Oklahoma continues their support of higher education by awarding area students with the A.R. Sanchez, Sr. Memorial Scholarship as they venture into college and start a new chapter of their lives. Scholarships are granted to students who demonstrated a "Do More" attitude and leadership in student and community affairs throughout their years in high school.
IBC Bank will recognize the deserving students from 15 high schools and $20,000 in scholarships by hosting events at their branches.
"The students who were selected to receive the scholarship award are examples of IBC Bank's ‘We Do More' philosophy," said IBC Bank Vice President of corporate marketing Margarita Flores. "We are extremely honored to assist in the pursuit of their higher education goals."
Born into a humble family, Antonio R. Sanchez, Sr., the namesake of the scholarship award and the founder of IBC Bank, 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 Award, which is bestowed annually on deserving high school seniors in South Texas and Oklahoma.
"It gives me great joy to see the expression on the faces of the students and their parents as we hand them a check for $1,000, which they will use to defray the costs of going to college," said Bill Schonacher, president and CEO of IBC Bank-Oklahoma. "We love giving back to our community and know the awards are appreciated."
Scholarship award recipients include:
•Rita Villalobos, Jenks High School
•Camille McConnell, Jenks High School
•Jonathan Gill, Charles Page High School
•Eli Chenoweth, Miami High School
•Victoria Cervantes, Booker T. Washington High School
•Taylor Love, Booker T. Washington High School
•Karen Quiroz, East Central High School
•Emerson Jones, Claremore High School
•Natalie Dankert, Broken Arrow High School
•Hannah Chong, Union High School
•Janey Nino, Santa Fe South High School
•Hector Sanchez, Santa Fe South High School
•Liza Zheng, Edmond Santa Fe High School
•Cheneca Alexander, U.S. Grant High School
•Jennifer Ibarra, Southeast High School
•Nastacia Taylor, Del City High School
•Abeer Shahid, Lawton High School
•Dejah Reed, Lawton High School
•Mason Stearns, Sulphur High School
•Savana Sneed, Sulphur High School
IBC Bank-Oklahoma is a member of International Bancshares Corporation (NASDAQ: IBOC), a $12.1 billion multi-bank financial holding company headquartered in Laredo, Texas, with 188 facilities and more than 291 ATMs serving 90 communities in Texas and Oklahoma. In 2016, IBC celebrated its 50th anniversary since it opened its doors for business in 1966. IBC Bank's slogan "We Do More" reflects the bank's dedication to the growth and success of both the customers and the communities it serves. International Bancshares was ranked 19th on Forbes' prestigious list of 100 Best Banks in America in 2018. IBC Bank-Oklahoma has been serving the Sooner State since 2004 and has a retail branch network of 51 locations. Visit us on our YouTube channel, IBCBankWeDoMore. MEMBER FDIC / INTERNATIONAL BANCSHARES CORPORATION. More information is available at ibc.com.