Busey Bank Bridge Scholarship

Scholarship Now Open!

The Busey Bank Bridge Scholarship is now open and accepting applications until June 3, 2024! For community members residing in the counties across our footprint in Illinois, Missouri, Florida and Indiana, this scholarship supports the academic endeavors of low-to-moderate income students with a desire to continue their higher education. At the end of the application window, up to ten students will be selected and receive a $2,500 scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must:
  • Meet the following income requirement: Annual gross family income cannot exceed 80% of the median income in your county. Reference your county’s Median Family Income (MFI) information.
  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Be enrolled or eligible for admission at a continuing education facility.
  • Use the awarded scholarship during the upcoming academic year.
  • Scholarship recipients will be chosen without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex or gender.
  • Applicants do NOT need to be a Busey Bank customer to apply.
  • Reside in one of the following counties within the applicable states set forth below:
State County
Florida Charlotte, Lee, Sarasota
Illinois Champaign, McLean, Peoria, Tazewell, Macon, Will, Grundy, Cook, DuPage, Madison, St. Clair
Indiana Hamilton, Marion
Missouri St. Louis, St. Louis City County, St. Charles
Please note: Busey associates, and associates’ family members are excluded and ineligible to apply.

Apply online  |  Download a paper application  |  Download a paper application (Spanish Version)

Contact charitableteam@busey.com with any questions.

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