The Columbia Bank Kenneth R. Gifford, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program (formerly Merchants Bank of Commerce) awards ten, $1,000.00 scholarships each year. High school seniors attending school in Siskiyou, Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Colusa, Placer, Sacramento counties may apply.
One of the most pressing needs in higher education today is funding for scholarships. Scholarships allow deserving students to attain their educational goals, meet their professional objectives and succeed to their fullest ability. We commit to give back and participate in the communities that we serve. From education to volunteer time and donations we actively work hard to make our communities a better place to live.
Columbia Bank recognizes that our continued success is contingent upon the health and vitality of the communities we serve. Taking action to improve the well-being of others is a community responsibility and commitment we fully believe in and commit to. We value the opportunity to provide financial support to the youth in our communities.
Deadline: Wednesday, February 22,2023
Open Application Window: November – February, annually
- Graduating high school senior attending school in one of these eligible counties: Siskiyou, Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Colusa, Placer, or Sacramento
- Minimum 3.0 GPA during senior year of high school
- Plans to enroll as a full-time college student the fall semester following high school graduation
- May NOT be an employee, and is NOT a family member of an employee of Columbia Bank