High school aged students are eligible for one of five yearly $1000 college scholarships upon completion of the Be The Change program. To complete the program, and be scholarship eligible you must:
Videos will need to be posted to the Mechanics Bank Facebook page during the voting period (typical voting period is March 1st - March 31st). The ten Be The Change videos with the most Facebook “likes” visible on the Mechanics Bank Facebook page during the voting period will be reviewed by a scholarship panel. From these ten finalists, the scholarship panel will award five $1000 scholarships.
*Program must be completed by March of your senior year to be scholarship eligible. Recipients must provide proof of the following: community service completion, acceptance to an accredited college, and 2.5 GPA minimum. Parent or guardian must be a signer on account for all students under 16. Students must be enrolled in high school and at least age 13 to participate. Mechanics Bank employees and their immediate family members are not eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. Immediate family shall include spouse, child, stepchild, brother, sister, half brother, half sister, stepbrother, stepsister.