$mart$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 high school seniors* 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, and we are pleased to announce that we will award 10 $mart$tart Community Commitment Scholarships for the 2019-20 school year!

Please review our scholarship guidelines and frequently asked questions. To apply, choose one of these convenient options:

  1. Submit our online scholarship application.
  2. Fill out our printed application in Word format and return it in person to one of our 16 locations or by mailing it to:
    Benchmark Community Bank
    Attn: Scholarship Committee
    P.O. Box 569
    Kenbridge, VA 23944

View our past winners:
2018 Scholarship Recipients
2017 Scholarship Recipients
2016 Scholarship Recipients
2015 Scholarship Recipients

*Applicants must be a resident of or attend high school in one of the counties served by Benchmark’s full-service branches in Virginia (Brunswick, Greensville, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, or Prince Edward Counties) or North Carolina (Franklin, Vance, or Wake Counties) OR have a banking relationship with Benchmark Community Bank.