By Jessica Mathews/

The deadline to apply for community scholarships being offered to high school seniors in Livingston County, along with teacher classroom grants, has been extended.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the application deadline for First National Bank’s 2020 Community Scholarship Program has been extended to Friday, March 27th. The requirement for recommendation letters has also been rescinded for 2020.
Up to ten scholarships of $1,000 each are available for Livingston County high school seniors. The scholarships are available to local students regardless of whether they attend public, private or charter schools, or are home schooled, to continue their academic or vocational education. First National Bank is hoping to grant 5 of the awards to students pursuing an education in the trades. Five teacher classroom grants of $250 will also be presented as part of the scholarship program.

The selection criteria focuses on academics with a minimum 3.0 GPA required, community service participation, a written essay and challenges, if any, overcome to graduate. The recipients will be announced at the various schools scholarship events and at a dinner hosted by First National for the recipients, their family and invited guests. The teacher classroom grants will be selected as part of the scholarship process so no application is necessary. More than $250,000 has been provided since the program’s inception. Scholarship applications are available online at The link is provided.