(Lexington, KY) Forcht Bank has awarded three graduating high school seniors with the Community Impact Scholarship in its’ inaugural year.  MaCayla Falls, Kinsey Clay, and McKenna Sun will each receive a $5,000 scholarship to help further their education and aspirations. As the name describes, the focus of the scholarship is on the impact each student has made on their local community.  In the first year of the scholarship program, over 100 high school seniors applied with 7 students reaching the final stage for in-person panel interviews.

2022 Forcht Bank Community Impact Scholarship Winners:

  • Kinsey Clay – Grant County High School
  • MaCayla Falls – Taylor County High School
  • McKenna Sun – Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School

“Mr. Terry Forcht, the founder of Forcht Bank, has always been a strong supporter and believer in the importance of education,” said Tucker Ballinger, Forcht Bank President & CEO.  “As a community bank, it has always been our focus to support all aspects of our local communities, and that certainly extends to our students and future leaders.  And we’re looking forward to seeing how not only these three students can positively impact their counties and states, but all of the students who applied.”

Student applicants were evaluated based on a variety of areas including: GPA, two essays, honors and awards, employment and extracurriculars, and community involvement and volunteering. Eligible students included any graduating high school seniors that reside in a market/county that Forcht Bank serves and has a physical presence. For more information on the scholarship, and important dates for the 2023 application process, please visit – https://www.forchtbank.com/Discover/Community-Impact-Scholarship.

Forcht Bank is a Kentucky-owned community bank with approximately $1.5 billion in assets and 23 banking centers in 13 counties Kentucky and Ohio – Fayette, Jefferson, Boone, Grant, Madison, Taylor, Pulaski, Laurel, Whitley, Knox, Green and Hamilton.  www.forchtbank.com