Horizon Bank Partners with Benton Harbor Promise to Offer Minority Scholarship Program in Berrien County, Michigan


Horizon Bank announces a scholarship program designed to encourage minority students to pursue a higher education while assisting to fund such an endeavor. 

James Neff, Executive Vice President of Horizon commented “Horizon’s Diversity Business Council developed the Minority Scholarship Program to encourage minority students to pursue higher educations. The scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and future potential.”

To apply, certain requirements such as the student must be a current or past graduate of a high school in Berrien County, Michigan must be met and applications must be submitted to Benton Harbor Promise. The application process is administered through a partnership with Horizon Bank and Benton Harbor Promise along with community leaders who will choose the recipients based upon scoring of set criteria.


Yolanda Davis, Community Reinvestment Act Officer of Horizon Bank stated, “We are pleased to partner with the Benton Harbor Promise Organization and help minority students pursue a higher education by awarding these scholarships. We also encourage them to pursue outstanding academic achievement and leadership in their future endeavors.”

For more information about the Horizon Bank Minority Scholarship including application deadline, visit bentonharborpromise.com.

Horizon Bancorp is a locally owned, independent, commercial bank holding company serving Northern and Central Indiana and Southwest and Central Michigan and Central Ohio 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 Select Market under the symbol HBNC.


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