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Karnes County National Bank Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Karnes County National Bank has established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors from select high schools in Texas who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Karnes County National Bank Scholarship Program must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior from one of the following high schools in Texas:
    • Karnes City High School
    • Kenedy High School
    • Runge High School
    • Falls City High School
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

High school seniors who are dependents of Karnes County Bank employees are eligible to apply provided they meet all other eligibility requirements.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,000 award. Up to four (4) awards will be granted with preference to one recipient per high school.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by Karnes County National Bank.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in late May.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Karnes County National Bank play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Karnes County National Bank. Payment is made in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

Karnes County National Bank has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!