$mart$tart Community Commitment Scholarship

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When the $mart$tart program was launched in 2011, one of the goals was to offer a scholarship for teens going on to college or to a school where they could learn a valuable trade. In 2015, we made that plan a reality by awarding three $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in Southside Virginia.

We have since increased the number of scholarships from three to five, and we will soon provide information on applying for one of our $mart$tart Community Commitment Scholarships for 2018. Please stay tuned!

We are excited about offering this opportunity. It’s one more way that we can give back to the communities we serve!

View our past winners:
2017 Scholarship Recipients
2016 Scholarship Recipients
2015 Scholarship Recipients


*Applicants must be a resident of a Southside Virginia county (Nottoway, Prince Edward, Lunenburg, Brunswick, Mecklenburg, or Halifax) where Benchmark has a branch OR have a banking relationship with Benchmark Community Bank.