Horizon Bank awarded the Urban League of Northwest Indiana with 10 scholarships for graduating high school seniors totaling $10,000.

The donation was presented on June 9th, 2021 to the following recipients: Josiah Miller, Jade Murphy, Alyssa Noland, Amanda Werner, Peter Webb, Melia Gordon, Zahrya Grimes, Justyce Reed, Damaari Rozier, and Mareeya Scully

“Higher education is a key component to helping our students succeed in their future career pursuits,” said Dr. Vanessa Allen-McCloud, President and Chief Officer at Urban League of Northwest Indiana, Inc. “We are thankful for Horizon Bank investing in the future of our youth. These scholarships will help make college more accessible to the recipients regardless of their field of study.”

“Here at Horizon, we pride ourselves on putting our best foot forward when it comes to community service,” said Kenneth Whisenton, Community Reinvestment Act Officer at Horizon Bank. “Not only did these students overcome the challenges of COVID learning and achieve high merits, but they also have gone above and beyond in being upstanding community leaders. It was an unsurmountable pleasure to award such deserving students for their unyielding hard work and dedication to their education and communities.”

The National Urban League is a historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization that is dedicated to economic empowerment, equality, and social justice. The organization has 90 affiliates serving 300 communities and provides services that promote economic empowerment and directly impact and improve the lives of millions across the country.

To learn more about the Urban League of Northwest Indiana, visit their website at https://www.urbanleagueofnwi.org/

About Horizon Bank

Horizon Bancorp is a locally owned, independent, commercial bank holding company serving Indiana and Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary Horizon Bank. Horizon also offers mortgage-banking services throughout the Midwest. Horizon Bancorp may be reached online at www.horizonbank.com. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HBNC.