CBL Charitable Foundation awards scholarships to local students

Published 11:34 am Thursday, June 4, 2020

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CBL Charitable Foundation has awarded $10,000 higher education scholarships to three local students to be applied to the 2020-2021 school year.

Landrum High School senior Grayson Bateman is receiving the first ever Citizens Building and Loan, SSB Scholarship to be given out in Landrum. Bateman will be attending Wofford College in the fall majoring in Biology with the future goal of attending Medical School. He served in the Landrum High School student government, FCA and many other school organizations including Co-VP of the Beta Club. “It has been weird to be a 2020 senior. I have tried to spend a lot of time outside and just realizing this is a time that I am not pushing to accomplish a lot and can focus on things at home and family,” says Bateman.

Other students in the area receiving scholarships are senior Ivey Bennett from Greer High School and senior Gracie Hine from Blue Ridge High School.

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“At CBL, we believe in education and community, and we know that there is no better way to build leaders than to invest in our very own. It is a unique time and these seniors have worked hard to complete the year with flexibility and with their heads held high. We wish Ivey, Gracie and Grayson much success,” says Jennifer T. Jones, President & CEO of CBL.

The CBL Foundation 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 guidance counselor. Applications are due by March 31 of applicants’ senior year.


For more information, visit www.CBLBankLocal.com.

Submitted by April Rains