CBL State Savings Bank Foundation Awards $30,000 in Higher Education Scholarships to Local Students

Jennifer Jones, President & CEO of CBL State Savings Bank, awarding scholarship to Janae Hardy from Greer High School

CBL State Savings Bank Foundation has awarded $10,000 in higher education scholarships to three local students to be applied to the 2023 - 2024 school year.

Greer High School senior Janae Hardy is receiving the Robert F. Williams Scholarship, named for a past CBL Board Chairman and member of the South Carolina State Board of Education. Janae is planning to attend the University of South Carolina Upstate where she will pursue a degree in finance. Her most memorable community service during high school was packing Christmas boxes through Samaritans Purse and having the opportunity to work as the Chick-Fil-A cow mascot and visit the local hospital. She was proudly part of the Beta Club, National Honors Society, and the Math Honor Society. “I was so surprised when my name was called as the scholarship winner for CBL. My goal is to use this money to learn about finance because I want to help myself and others have a more stable financial future,” says Janae.

Blue Ridge High School senior Isaiah Chapman is receiving the CBL State Savings Bank Foundation Scholarship. Isaiah is attending Coastal Carolina University in the fall where he will pursue a Graphic Design degree with the dream of working in the sports marketing industry. During High School, Isaiah was part of the Beta Club, football team, basketball team, and track and field. He was proudly awarded “Player of the Week” numerous times and twice earned ”All-Region Champion” title in football. "Thank you for the opportunity to be the scholarship winner from Blue Ridge. It truly means a lot to me and helps me more than you know. Thank you, CBL," says Isaiah.

Jennifer Jones, President & CEO of CBL State Savings Bank, awarding scholarship to Isaiah Chapman from Blue Ridge High School

Landrum High School senior Kennedi Brooke Lee is receiving the CBL State Savings Bank Foundation Scholarship. Kennedi will be attending Charleston Southern University where she will pursue her nursing degree. While at Landrum High School, she was part of the Beta Club, TLC Club, was an FCA leader, and played on the volleyball team. Kennedi is local to the Landrum area and enjoys being involved in her church youth group at Landrum First Baptist. “I am thankful for the opportunity to go to college and for being selected as the CBL scholarship winner. I want to thank CBL for helping me further my academic career,” Kennedi says.

“Partnering in education is something that CBL is proud to support. We know that our local students represent the future leaders of the community and that investing in the future begins with the people. CBL wishes each recipient the very best throughout their college career, and we are confident that their leadership will only continue to grow,” says Jennifer T. Jones, President & CEO of CBL.

CBL State Savings Bank Foundation’s higher education scholarships target deserving students graduating in the Greater Greer and Landrum area. Scholarship money is sent directly to the winner’s institution of choice to help offset tuition costs. Students interested in applying will find the application information with their school counselor. Applications are due by March 31 of applicants’ senior year.

CBL State Savings Bank has been serving the mortgage lending and savings needs of Greer and the surrounding communities since 1907. Located at 229 Trade Street in Greer and in Landrum location at 1401 East Rutherford Street. CBL specializes in originating and servicing mortgage loans for personal and commercial needs as well as a variety of competitive certificates of deposits, IRA’s and other savings products. For more information, visit www.CBLBankLocal.com.

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