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IBC Bank-Zapata Awards Scholarships to Area Graduates

Friday, July 24, 2020

IBC Bank - Zapata honors 11 high school seniors with the A.R. Sanchez, Sr Memorial Scholarship


(July 24, 2020) ZAPATA, TX - IBC Bank-Zapata continues their support of higher education by awarding area students with the A.R. Sanchez, Sr. Memorial Scholarship. Scholarships are granted to students who demonstrated a "Do More" attitude and leadership in student and community affairs throughout their years in high school.


 This year IBC Bank-Zapata handed out $10,000 to deserving students from seven high schools.


"Awarding the A.R. Sanchez, Sr. Memorial Scholarship is an important part of IBC Bank's ‘We Do More' philosophy," said Ricardo Ramirez, IBC Bank-Zapata President. "The students receiving the scholarship are our future leaders and 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 Scholarship, which is bestowed annually upon deserving high school seniors in Texas and Oklahoma.


"It gives me great joy to see the expression on the faces of the students as we hand them a check which they will use to defray the costs of going to college," said Ramirez. "We love giving back to our community and know the awards are appreciated."


This year, IBC Bank-Zapata handed out 11 A.R. Sanchez, Sr. Memorial Scholarships to students throughout the area. 

Scholarship award recipients:

Kimberly Andrade                                              Zapata High School

Adan Jonguitu                                                    Zapata High School

Kiana Perez                                                       Hebbronville High School

Leonel Ramirez III                                             Hebbronville High School

Gunner Rey Montes                                          Freer High School

Herby Romero                                                   Rio Grande HS

Juvon Gonzalez                                                 La Grulla HS

Sheyla Ruiz                                                       Roma High School

Hugo Guerrero II                                                Beeville High School

Veronica Mendez                                               Kingsville High School

Yadira Lopez                                                      Kingsville Academy


In 2020, IBC Bank presented over $120,000 in scholarships to high school seniors throughout their corporate footprint in Texas and Oklahoma.


About IBC Bank - Zapata

IBC Bank-Zapata 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-Zapata has been serving the Brush Country area since 1984 and has a retail branch network of 10 locations. MEMBER FDIC / INTERNATIONAL BANCSHARES CORPORATION. Follow our Facebook and Instagram page, @IBCBankWeDoMore. More information is available at ibc.com.