At Solutions Bank Bank we contribute to the communities we serve through our time, talents and contributions. We are dedicated to community involvement and believe it's our responsibility to give back to the communities that trust us with their financial well-being. We believe that part of our role as a community bank is to better the community for years to come.
In the Classroom
Solutions Bank employees volunteer each year to help young people develop good financial management strategies. We regularly visit with students in Forrestville Valley School District and discuss finances from saving to borrowing. We recently provided a session on financial responsibility for CareerTec students from several local school districts. Solutions Bank invests time in our local students, hoping to help them make wise financial decisions for today and into their future.
Solutions Bank has a partnership with EverFi, an interactive financial literacy program for high school students. This program provides financial education lessons which students use to make key financial decisions throughout their life. The students receive a Certification in Financial Literacy upon successful completion. We have students enrolled at Forrestville Valley School District and at Aquin High School with no cost to the school.
Solutions Bank Scholarship
Each year Solutions Bank provides three $1,000 scholarships to graduating students who are pursuing a higher education. To receive this scholarship, the graduate has not only achieved success in the classroom but also in their community. Solutions Bank started its scholarship program in 2010 in the Forrestville Valley School District, and expanded it in 2019 to include students from other high schools in FSB’s service area. Applications for the 2020-2021 scholarships are due on April 1, 2020. Application forms are available here, or in the guidance offices at your high school.
Highland Community College Foundation
Solutions Bank has partnered with Highland Community College Foundation to offer an annual $2,000 scholarship for a student that is entering an Applied Science or Certificate program at Highland Community College in one of the following areas of study: Agriculture, Automotive Technology, Manufacturing Technology, or Mechatronics. Click here for an application form.
In March 2018, the Bank pledged $15,000 over the next three years in support of the HCC Agriculture program. The funds will be used in support of the “college farm” test plot activities, or for general Ag program support each year as needed. This pledge represents the continuation of previous HCC Ag support by the Bank. Solutions Bank president Jeff Snyder states, “Highland’s Agriculture program is developing the ag leaders of tomorrow, in several ag-related industries. Solutions Bank is proud to get behind the College’s efforts in this area.