High School Graduates Receive 2020 LBEC College Scholarships

The Louisiana Bankers Education Council has awarded their annual college scholarships thanks to the generous support of LBA members. Each fall, LBEC offers cash scholarships to incoming freshmen who have at least one parent employed with a bank or if the student is employed with a bank in Louisiana. The students must enroll in an accredited Louisiana college or university with a declared major in a banking related field. For more information on the scholarship, click here.

(above) Blythe Babin, daughter of Investar Bank's Kerry Babin, received a LBEC Freshman Scholarship.

(above) Mason Pierce, son of South Lafourche Bank's Jody Pierce, received a LBEC Freshman Scholarship.

(above, from right) Adam Cutrer, son of Red River Bank's Andrew Cutrer, received a LBEC Freshman Scholarship.

(above, from left) Michael Bianca, son of Citizen's Nation Bank's Joel Bianca, received a LBEC Freshman Scholarship.

(above, right) LBEC Secretary/Treasurer Chad Burgess of Citizens National Bank presents a LBEC Freshman Scholarship to (left) Kyle McConathy, son of Citizen's National Bank's Pat McConathy.

(above, left) LBEC Secretary/Treasurer Chad Burgess of Citizens National Bank presents a LBEC Freshman Scholarship to (right) Will Dart, son of Citizen's National Bank's Stacy Dart.

(above, middle) James Duplechain received a LBEC Freshman Scholarship. James is pictured with his parents, (remaining, from left) Erica Duplechain, who works for First National Bank of Louisiana, and James Kendall Duplechain.

(above) Aaliyah Wright, daughter of Hancock Whitney Bank's Susan Thomas, received a LBEC Freshman Scholarship.

(above) Gina Sanchez, daughter of Investar Bank's  Rachel Sanchez, received a LBEC Freshman Scholarship.

(above, right) LBEC Secretary/Treasurer Chad Burgess of Citizens National Bank presents a LBEC Freshman Scholarship to Audrey Smith, daughter of Jason Smith of Citizens National Bank.

(above) Lindsey Beeman, daughter of Hancock Whitney Bank's Jamie Burgess, received a LBEC Freshman Scholarship.

(above) Josh Simmons, son of Bank of Zachary's Tammy Simmons, received a LBEC Freshman Scholarship.

(above, third from right) Blaise LaCour, BOM marketing assistant, presents a LBEC Freshman Scholarship to (third from left) Renea Cunningham as (remaining, from left) Mark Lipa, BOM senior vice president, chief financial officer and Renea's uncle, Roger Cunningham, BOM board member and Renea's father, Carrie Hough, BOM senior vice president and marketing director and Micah Foshee, BOM marketing assistant, look on.

(above, left) Sam Ponder of First National Bank in Ruston presents a LBEC Freshman Scholarship to his son, Dylan Ponder.

Michael Wilson of b1Bank presents a LBEC Freshman Scholarship to his son, Reed Wilson.

(above) Elizabeth King, daughter of Home Bank's Tony King, received a a LBEC Freshman Scholarship.

(above, right) Lisa LeBeouf of Home Bank presents a LBEC Freshman Scholarship to her son, Zachary LeBeouf.

(above, from left) Ragan Cornet, daughter of Jeff and Community Bank of Louisiana's Krystal Cornet, received a a LBEC Freshman Scholarship.