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Pedestal Bank Awards $10,000 Scholarship to SLHS senior

Pedestal Bank Awards $10,000 Scholarship to SLHS senior

Houma, LA - Pedestal Bank recently announced the winner of the bank’s $10,000 “Be Inspired” Scholarship.

Marcus Matherne, a senior at South Lafourche High School, is the recipient of a $10,000 scholarship funded by Pedestal Bank. He was one of 90 applicants considered for the scholarship. Matherne plans to attend Nicholls State University in Thibodaux majoring in Geometric Engineering.

The Pedestal Bank “Be Inspired” Scholarship seeks to encourage the spirit of Community in high school seniors and give financial assistance to area youth seeking higher education. Among other criteria, applicants were required to submit an 800 word essay on the value of community. The top 5 essays were chosen and the authors participated in an interview with members of the bank’s scholarship committee.

“The Pedestal Bank “Be Inspired” Scholarship program is an important part of fulfilling our commitment to community,” said Kim Elfert, SVP Human Resources and Marketing for Pedestal Bank. “We were delighted to receive so many entries and equally impressed with the level of talented young people in our communities.”