SAN ANTONIO, Texas (June 18, 2018)
- IBC Bank-San Antonio 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.
An event was held at IBC Bank-San Antonio where $13,000 in scholarships were handed out to deserving students from 10 high schools.
"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, 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 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 Mike Sohn, president and CEO of IBC Bank-San Antonio. "We love giving back to our community and know the awards are appreciated.
"Scholarship award recipients include:
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▪Alexandra Polanco - Earl Warren High School
▪Caitlyn Navarette - John Paul Stevens High School
▪Danniella Villarreal - Fox Tech High School
▪Dylan Hall - Luling High School
▪Zackery Allen Watts - Lulling High School
▪Elijah Vasquez- Harlandale High School
▪Kina M. Rodriguez- Harlandale High School
▪Gia Martinez - Sam Houston High School
▪Megan Comier- Sam Houston High School
▪Julianne Huddleston - Health Careers High School
▪Kassidy Reitan - Marble Falls High School
▪Maria Isabel Gonzalez - Marble Falls High School
▪Thais Abigail Barron - McCollum High School
IBC Bank-San Antonio 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-San Antonio has been serving the Alamo City community since 1986 and has a retail branch network of 21 locations throughout the area. Visit us on our YouTube channel, IBCBankWeDoMore. MEMBER FDIC / INTERNATIONAL BANCSHARES CORPORATION. More information is available at ibc.com.