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Robert E. Evans Scholarship

Robert E. Evans Education Scholarship

Robert E. Evans began his career with Peoples in 1970 as a trust officer. In 1980 he became the first president and chief executive officer of Peoples Bancorp, Inc., and in 1987 became the sixth president of Peoples Bank. Throughout his 35 years with the company, he inspired those around him to conduct themselves with professionalism and integrity.

Mr. Evans was passionate about being a good corporate citizen and a strong believer in the value of higher education. Throughout his long career, he was dedicated to maintaining a culture of continuous learning and to giving back to the communities served by Peoples.

Peoples Bank created The Robert E. Evans Education Fund to honor his memory in grateful appreciation of his dedication to persistence, determination and his belief in the power of learning.

Over 50 scholarships for more than $75,000 have been awarded from 2022-2023.

Scholarship Qualifications

To qualify for consideration of this scholarship, a student must:

• Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher

• Must have demonstrated financial need with preference being given to those students having a higher need. A Student Aid Report (SAR) from FASFA is required with the application

• Reside within a Peoples Bank market area

• Be a high school senior in pursuit of a four-year degree in the areas of business, education, engineering, liberal arts, math, science or technology

The deadline to submit an application for the Robert E. Evans Scholarship is March 31, 2024.



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