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IBC Bank-Oklahoma Awards Scholarships to Area Graduates

Friday, July 24, 2020

IBC Bank - Oklahoma honors 16 high school seniors with the A.R. Sanchez, Sr. Memorial Scholarship


(July 24, 2020) OKLAHOMA - IBC Bank-Oklahoma is promoting higher education by awarding a combined $16,000 in scholarships to 16 high school graduates embarking on a new journey of their adult lives.


"Supporting the educational goals of our local students through the A.R. Sanchez Memorial scholarship program is one of the many ways we demonstrate our commitment to doing more for the communities we serve," explained IBC Bank-Oklahoma President and CEO Bill Schonacher. "These deserving high school seniors are the future community leaders of Oklahoma and Texas, and we are honored to assist them in 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 Scholarship, which is bestowed annually upon deserving high school seniors throughout Oklahoma and Texas.


This year, IBC Bank-Oklahoma presented A.R. Sanchez, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Awards, each valued at $1,000 across seven Oklahoma area and Texans Can Academy high schools.


Oklahoma Scholarship award recipients include:

Cing Guite- Jenks High School

Luan Nuam- Jenks High School

Jennifer Fierro- Union High School

Ilse Tarango- Union High School

Aleyda Yaravit Ibarra Alonso- Santa Fe High School

Daniel Medina- Santa Fe South High School

Briah Harnar- Miami High School

Abigail Catherman- Charles Page High School

Anabeth Wiebe- Charles Page High School

Elysa Hernandez- Edmond Santa Fe High School


BC Bank-Oklahoma President and CEO, Bill Schonacher, serves as board member of the Board of Trustees of Texans Can Academies. Aligning with IBC Bank's passion for the pursuit of higher education, Texans Can Academies uphold the mission of ensuring students have all the skills and opportunities for a strong, sustainable career path. The schools offer students, aged 14 to 21, a second chance at earning their high school diploma instead of a General Education Development (GED).


Scholarship award recipients include:  

Aubrey Peter, Texans Can Academy- Dallas North

Jamsin Castro Mendoza, Texans Can Academy- Dallas North

Melannie Torres, Texans Can Academy- Dallas Carrollton/Farmers Branch

Eric Shaw, Texans Can Academy- Dallas Carrollton/Farmers Branch

Isabel Pedraza Suarez, Texans Can Academy- Fort Worth Lancaster

Nicholas Lynch, Texans Can Academy- Fort Worth Lancaster


About IBC Bank - Oklahoma

IBC Bank-Oklahoma 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-Oklahoma has been serving the Sooner State since 2004 and Dallas since 2017. The bank has a retail branch network of 46 locations.  MEMBER FDIC / INTERNATIONAL BANCSHARES CORPORATION. Follow our Facebook and Instagram page, @IBCBankWeDoMore. More information is available at ibc.com.