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First General Bank Continues Scholarship Fund for Rowland Unified Students




2015 Scholarship Deadline is February 20, 2015


ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA – February 2, 2015 – First General Bank announced today that applications for the 2015 First General Bank Scholarship Fund are available. The scholarship fund provides financial assistance to graduating Rowland Unified School District (RUSD) high school students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and community involvement.  This is the third year of support to RUSD students, offering five scholarship awards for the amount of $1,000 each to students in need.

“We are pleased to continue our support for education in our community through working together with RUSD,” stated President and Chief Executive Officer Cliff Hsu. “Once again, this year First General Bank will award a total of $5,000 in scholarships to five eligible students, providing financial assistance for their higher education expenses.”

Seniors from Rowland High School, Nogales High School and Santana High School that are in financial need, have a 3.5 GPA or above all four years, and who have demonstrated leadership through school and community involvement and service may apply for the scholarships starting today, February 2 – February 20, 2015. The First General Bank Scholarship deadline is 4 p.m. on February 20, 2015. Applications are available at each high school. For more details about the application process, please contact the Rowland Unified School District Educational Services Division at (626) 854-8348.

“We appreciate the continued support of our students by community partners such as First General Bank,” said Rowland Unified School District Superintendent Julie Mitchell, Ed.D. “We thank them for making this opportunity available for our students who desire to continue their education, but who have financial challenges which make it difficult for them to achieve their post-secondary goals.”

The Rowland Unified School District is proud to serve 15,000 students at 20 elementary and secondary schools in the communities of Rowland Heights, Walnut, La Puente, City of Industry, and West Covina. More than 5,000 adults (16+) are also served by the Rowland Adult and Community Education School. For more information about Rowland Unified, contact Gina Ward at (626) 854-8352 or visit


About First General Bank

First General Bank, founded in 2005, had total assets of approximately $570 million as of December 31, 2014. First General Bank is headquartered in Rowland Heights, California, with branches in Arcadia, Irvine, Rowland Heights, and San Gabriel, California. First General Bank focuses on personalized service, combined with a full range of conventional and online core consumer and commercial banking products and cash management services for small to medium sized businesses and individuals residing or doing business in southern California. First General Bank ranked FIRST among SNL Financial’ Annual List of Best Performing Community Banks with assets between $500 million and $5 billion in the United States, as of December 2012. SNL Financial is the nation’s leading provider for business intelligence services in banking, financial services, insurance, real estate, energy, and media and communications. For additional information, please contact: Wilson Mach, Executive Vice President, First General Bank, 626-363-8878.

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