Peoples Bank donates $12,000 to WSCC for scholarships

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - Peoples Bank recently donated $12,000 to the Washington State Community College Foundation in support of scholarships.

“At Peoples Bank, we realize the value of a quality education and partnering with WSCC to help provide financial support to our future community leaders helps us to make the Mid-Ohio Valley a better place to live," Shawn Taylor, vice president of commercial banking, said.

The Peoples Bank Scholarship, created in 2005, was established to provide support to first-year students who demonstrate financial need.

“Washington State values our longstanding partnership with Peoples Bank, Dr. Vicky Wood, WSCC president, said. “Our institutions ultimately share the same goal of making the Mid-Ohio Valley a great place to live and work. We are appreciative that Peoples Bank recognizes the value of investing in our students and providing greater opportunities for their continued success.”

The contribution will allow five $1,000 scholarships to be awarded in 2019, with the remainder of the donation applied toward the scholarship’s endowment.

Eligibility requirements include graduating from a high school in Washington or Morgan counties, enrollment in a degree program and good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 grade-point average.

The Washington State Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable corporation administered by a board of directors composed of community leaders and institutional representatives. Gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and are used exclusively to support the college’s mission, its programs, and its students.

To learn more about how you can establish a scholarship at WSCC, please contact the Foundation at 740-885-5706 or at

For more information about Washington State Community College, visit or call 740-374-8716.