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A Community Bank focused on making a better 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. 

THANK YOU to our '21 - '22 Applicants

We are pleased to announce we have concluded our inaugural Community Impact Scholarship. Over 100 applications were submitted for the chance to win one of three available $5,000 Forcht Bank Community Impact Scholarships. Stay tuned for important dates for the 2022 - 2023 scholarship!

More Information about the Scholarship

Each year, beginning in 2022, 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

Scholarship Application Window:

September 1, 2021 - November 30, 2021

Finalist Interviews:

February - March 2022

Winners Announced

April 2022

Official Terms & Conditions of Scholarship can be viewed here.


Questions about the application or timeline?  Contact Alex Hernandez, Marketing Coordinator, at

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