In late 2014, the employees of West Plains Bank and Trust Company established a scholarship program with the purpose of supporting college-level study for young people interested in the field of banking. In 2024, $2,000, one-time scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors attending West Plains High School, Liberty High School, Willow Springs High School, and Houston High School.

“The funds for this scholarship come directly out of the pockets of our employees who view encouraging young people to pursue a career in banking as a means of ensuring a successful future for our industry,” said David M. Gohn, West Plains Bank and Trust Company President and Chief Executive Officer. “A career in banking offers a rewarding opportunity to support community growth and help customers achieve their goals. We are excited to help encourage young people to choose this path.”

Click here for a printable application. Applications also are available from counseling staff at each high school or any West Plains Bank and Trust Company location.

For additional information regarding the West Plains Bank and Trust Company Employee Scholarship Fund, call 417.256.2147 and ask to speak to a member of the scholarship committee.