$mart$tart Community Commitment Scholarship

teenagers in a school area

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 $mart$tart Community Commitment Scholarships from three to six, and we are excited about offering this opportunity to students in our area. It’s one more way that we can give back to the communities we serve!

The application period for the 2018 scholarships is now closed. Please stay tuned to find out who the recipients will be this year.

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


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