East West Bank will fund an annual $2,500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior as part of a partnership agreement with the Cherokee County School District. AJC FILE

Bank to fund annua; scholarship for Cherokee grad

The Cherokee County School Board has approved a partnership with East West Bank that would provide for an annual $2,500 scholarship to an outstanding graduating high school student.

A committee of retired educators and bank representatives would select the recipient from a pool of applicants, according to the partnership agreement. The scholarship would begin in 2019 at Cherokee High School and rotate alphabetically to a different high school each year.

The bank also will pursue joint grant opportunities with the school district and support the Cherokee County Educational Foundation through event sponsorships whenever possible, including the Celebration of Education Gala, the agreement says.

The district, in turn, will promote applicable East West Bank programs for staff, students and family, using existing communications channels such as the Virtual Community Bulletin Board, as school board policy permits.

The partnership agreement runs through April 18, 2021.

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