MT. VERNON — Peoples National Bank has established an educational scholarship to help high school graduates continue their education at a university, college, trade or vocational school. Each recipient of the Peoples National Bank scholarship receives a $500 scholarship. Scholarships are awarded to students that show positive leadership and character in academic, community and extra-curricular activities.

High school seniors that would like to apply for the scholarship should contact their High School Guidance Office, stop by their local Peoples National Bank to pick up an application or download an application from The deadline for completed applications is March 1st.