Important Dates & Information

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Top 1/3 of graduating class as of the end of the first semester of senior year
  • Fulltime status at college (typically 12 hours minimum)
  • Remain unmarried during the entire award year
  • Attend an accredited, not-for-profit institution

Application Deadline to Guidance Counselor

April 26th

Enter only one college or university on Application and complete all pages

Deadline to submit Student Award Letter from your college or university

June 15th

Once your college or university has prepared your Student Award Letter, send a copy to Independence Bank Trust Department. If you do not submit your Student Award Letter, you will receive a minimum scholarship award.

Notification of Award to Student


Payment of Award to College for Fall Semester

Early August

Payment of Award to College for Spring Semester

Early January

Change forms to Independence Bank Trust Department

ASAP when applicable

Complete the change form if you change schools or have a change in address or contact information.

Submit FAFSA confirmation with application to guidance counselor or as soon as possible thereafter. After May 7th, FAFSA confirmations should be sent to Independence Bank Trust Department. Award amounts are based on your financial need determined by information on your FAFSA Confirmation, Student Award Letter and average cost to attend your college or university. If you do not complete the FAFSA and/or submit the FAFSA confirmation to your guidance counselor or Independence Bank Trust Department, you will receive a minimum award.

How to Submit

Student Award Letter, Change Forms and FAFSA Confirmations may be submitted via fax, e-mail or mail.


Independence Bank Trust Department
Attn: Karen Taber
P. O. Box 948
Owensboro, KY 42302-0948


(270) 689-9859


Karen Taber, [email protected]


Questions should be directed to: Karen Taber
Independence Bank Trust Department

Phone (270) 689-9861 ext 701332
E-mail: [email protected]