We are thankful for... children, family, friends, teachers, YOU!
Centinel Bank wants to promote teachers' efforts to encourage learning amongst their students and support teachers’ positive recognition programs for students’ accomplishments. If you are a teacher in Taos County and have a program, practice, or idea that will reward learning, good grades, or goal achievement in your classroom, tell us about it! Apply for a grant to have your student recognition program funded by Centinel Bank this school year.
Our grant cycle is currently closed. Check back in the fall 2018 for information on how to apply for a Student Success Grant!
Centinel Bank scholarships are awarded each year to high school seniors in Taos County. Our recipients are selected based on academic achievement, community involvement, and commitment to excellence. As firm believers in giving back to our community and investing in youth, we started our Scholarship Program in the mid-1980s. Since then, the program has grown significantly and demonstrated our belief that investing in our youth is investing in the future of our communities.
CENTINEL BANK OF TAOS AWARDS
Centinel Bank Scholarship Awards are typically granted to several students each year and total up to $2,000.
ELIU E. ROMERO ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
The Eliu Romero Entrepreneur Award is given in acknowledgement of our founder who demonstrated incredible perseverance and determination to start Centinel Bank. This award is a four year award totaling up to $4,000.
TREASURE OF TAOS AWARD
The Treasure of Taos award is given to a student who has gone above and beyond in their pursuit of excellence, not just in academics, but in commitment to our community. This award is a four year award totaling up to $4,000.
Our Presidential Award was created in honor of Angel Reyes who was promoted to President of Centinel Bank in 2003. The Presidential Scholarship is a four year award totaling up to $20,000.
Matthew Sandoval - Scholarship Recipient
“I received the Treasure of Taos Award, from Centinel Bank of Taos in 2011. After I graduated from Penasco Independent School District. I attended New Mexico Highlands University until I graduated in 2015. Receiving the scholarship over the course of four years helped me pay for tuition and books at New Mexico Highlands University. Thanks to the financial aid given by the bank I was able to graduate
Highlands with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Minor in Chemistry without
any debt.” – Matthew Sandoval
Taylor Tomashot - Scholarship Recipient
I am sincerely honored to have been selected as one of the recipients of the Centinel Bank of Taos Award. Thank you for your generosity which has allowed me to attend New Mexico State University and purse a degree in Nursing.
I am writing to thank you for your generous $1,000 scholarship. I was very happy and thankful to find out that I was selected as the recipient of your scholarship. I am currently majoring in communication disorders. Thanks to you, I am one step closer to that goal.
By awarding me the Centinel Bank of Taos Award you have lightened my financial burden. This will allow me to focus more on the most important aspect of school, learning. One day I hope to be able to help others achieve their goals, just as you have helped me.
To apply for a Centinel Bank scholarship, students must:
Complete online application form http://centinelbank.2018-Scholarship-App.sgizmo.com/s3/
Submit and upload a personal video recording. Video must not exceed 3 minutes in length and should include a 30-second introduction with the remainder of time spent answering this question:
What ideas do you have on how you could use your education to make a difference for you and for others?
>>> Don't have a way to record or upload your video? Contact us to schedule an appointment at our Main Office!
Optional: Upload an optional writing sample. This can be anything you wrote that you would like to share such as a previous school assignment, other scholarship essay, etc. (Max 2 pages)
- All graduating seniors in Taos County are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: Monday, April 2nd 2018