Horizon Bank Awards Northwest Indiana Scholarships to High School Students

June 10, 2015 09:53 AM

Horizon Bank awarded five students with $1000 scholarships during the Urban League of Northwest Indiana, Inc. luncheon in May.

The students selected for the scholarships in 2015 were Essence Mask, Lighthouse Academy in Gary; Raven Wood, Michigan City High School; LiYonna L. McCallum, Wirt/Emerson High School in Gary; YiQi Duan, Merrillville High School; and Paris Booker, Marquette High School in Michigan City.

Horizon’s Diversity Business Council developed the Minority Scholarship Program to encourage minority students to pursue a higher education recognizing academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and future potential, while assisting to fund such an endeavor.  All applicants must meet certain requirements and submit their application.  The application process is administered through a partnership with the Urban League of NWI Inc., along with community leaders; choose the recipients based upon scoring of set criteria.

Horizon Bancorp is a locally owned, independent, commercial bank holding company serving Northern and Central Indiana and Southwest and Central Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary Horizon Bank, NA.  Horizon also offers mortgage-banking services throughout the Midwest. Horizon Bancorp may be reached online at www.horizonbank.com.  Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol HBNC.


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