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A Community Bank focused on making a Happier community

The Forcht Bank Community Impact Scholarship was created to reward young adults who have worked to improve their communities. Balancing school responsibilities with community service, athletics and even jobs can be challenging for students.  And Forcht Bank would like to recognize, and reward, those individuals in assisting with future expenses tied to education so that they can achieve their dreams. Ultimately, we hope that our communities young adults return and continue to invest in their communities one day at a time. 


EARN a $5,000 ScholarshiP

We are pleased to announce our inaugural Community Impact Scholarship has begun accepting applications for the 2023 - 2024 school year! Three graduating seniors will receive a $5,000 check to assist with expenses at a two or four year accredited college or university. Last year, over 100 applications were submitted for the chance to win. Meet our past scholars!

our commitment to happier futures

In 2020, a research study showed Kentucky and Ohio both rank among the least educated states in the country. We can and will do better. Founder Terry Forcht is a strong advocate in the importance of education and investing in our communities. Watch the video to see how Forcht Bank is making a difference in our local education system. 

More Information about the Scholarship

Each year, beginning in 2021, Forcht Bank will provide three graduating seniors a one time scholarship payment of $5,000 to assist with expenses at a two or four year accredited college or university.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be: 

  • Current high school senior attending a school in one of the following counties:  Kentucky (Knox, Whitley, Laurel, Pulaski, Madison, Fayette, Green, Taylor, Jefferson, Grant, Boone, Kenton); Ohio (Hamilton) 

  • Citizen of the United States 

  • Have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher 

  • Planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States. 

Applicants may not be: 

  • Children or grandchildren of current employees, officers, or owners of Forcht Bank or Forcht Group companies or subsidiaries. 

  • International students 

  • Temporary residents 

What information does the application require?

  • Personal Information
  • School Information & GPA
  • Any Awards, Community Service, or Work Experience (optional)
  • Two Essay Questions

2023 - 2024 Scholarship Application Window:

October 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023

Finalist Interviews:

February - March 2024

Winners Announced

April 2024

Official Terms & Conditions of Scholarship can be viewed here.


Questions about the application or timeline?  Contact Alex Hernandez, Marketing Specialist, at [email protected].

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