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BNA Bank News


New Albany, Mississippi– Recognizing that our city and county’s most precious resource is our children, and realizing that the need to educate them to their fullest potential is of utmost importance not only to our community but to our state and nation as well, BNA Bank established the BNA Bank Scholarships for deserving seniors who plan to attend college in Mississippi.

All graduating high school seniors who plan to attend college in Mississippi were eligible to submit an application. The applications were reviewed and scored based on the following criteria: ACT or SAT Composite Scores, Grade Point Average, student curriculum, financial need, extra-curricular activities, and work activities.

“Our scholarship process is a very fair one,” remarked Senior Vice President Mike Staten. “We use out of town judges who review applications not knowing the student’s identity.”

BNA Bank awards a $500.00 scholarship to a senior at each of the four high schools located in our county and two $500.00 scholarships to two seniors at New Albany High School.  This year’s recipients are:

New Albany: Tyler Jackson, son of Keith and Tonya Jackson; Haven Boyd, daughter of Harvey and Tina Boyd. Tyler plans to attend the University of Mississipi and Haven plans to attend Northeast Community College.

Ingomar: Lauren Langston, daughter of Greg and Robin Langston. Lauren plans to attend the Mississippi State University.

West Union:  Jessica Clark, daughter of Rodney and Cathy Clark. Jessica plans to attend Northeast Community College.

East Union:  David Hannaford, son of Mike and Barbara Hannaford. David plans to attend Northeast Community College.

Myrtle: Nicholas Milsap, son of Chikina Banks and Lawrence Milsap. Nicholas plans to attend Mississippi State University.

“We are proud to award scholarships to this group of very bright and deserving students,” said President James R. (Bo) Collins.

2010/2011 Scholarship Winners


Pictured are: Front Row – David Hannaford (East Union); Tyler Jackson (New Albany); Nicholas Milsap (Myrtle); Back Row – Bob Spencer, SVP BNA Bank; Haven Boyd (New Albany); Lauren Langston (Ingomar); Amanda Kent, AVP BNA Bank. Not Pictured: Jessica Clark of West Union.