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Centinel Bank 2020 Scholarships

Our scholarship application is now available for graduating seniors. All graduating seniors in Taos Couny are encouraged to apply. This year we are offering all applicants financial education workshops. This year we are offering financial education workshops. The students who choose to attend a workshop will earn an entry into a drawing for a $500 bonus award. 

We have changed this year’s application to make the process easier for students in hopes of having more students than ever apply for a Centinel Bank scholarship award. To apply students must:

1) Complete online application form

2) Upload high school transcript (unofficial copy)
3) Upload a one-page resume
4) Provide a piece of work they created or wrote in that past 1-2 years that they feel best represents them. This could be something like an essay previously written for school or a college applications/scholarship, a piece of artwork, or any other creation/material that they would like to share with us that helps us learn about them.

Click here: Education Awards to apply.


Centinel Bank is Taos’ Community Bank

We are a full-service bank with three convenient locations, dedicated to local banking for this community we call home. Watch our video to learn more about Centinel Bank of Taos. 

On March 1, 1969, Centinel Bank of Taos opened for business, dedicated to serving all the people, cultures, and languages of the Taos County community. The Centinel Bank story is one of family, hard work and dedication. Half a century after it was founded, it remains a strong, stable and secure financial institution, serving all of Taos County.

What started as one man’s mission for equal access to financial services in his rural New Mexico hometown, now is a leader among the nation’s financial institutions, Centinel Bank of Taos.

Centinel Bank is Taos County’s only locally owned and operated community bank. It was founded here, remains focused here and is committed to helping the people of Taos succeed. 


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Centinel Bank and UNM-Taos Launch Internship and Scholarship Program

New and exciting opportunities are available to students who are attending the University of New Mexico – Taos (UNM-Taos). Centinel Bank of Taos and UNM-Taos are pleased to announce their new Internship and Scholarship Program. This collaboration creates a strong foundation for supporting students in their success in pursuing and completing a degree, as well as gaining exposure to a career and employment. The program will create opportunities for students through education and hands on training and will support the local economy by growing a career-ready workforce. Click here to read more.