Tri Counties Bank, Community Foundation of North State award scholarships

Tri Counties Bank, in partnership with the Community Foundation of the North State, issued more than $115,000 in scholarships this May to graduating high school seniors throughout California. The scholarships range between $1,000 to $2,000 and were awarded to 83 students from 68 high schools in 27 counties, including one from Lassen County.

“Our bank-wide scholarship program seeks to advance higher education for community-minded students who display a keen interest in public service, community engagement and business entrepreneurship,” said Rick Smith, President and CEO of Tri Counties Bank. “A key element of fulfilling the Bank’s mission is to invest in our students, who will, in turn, strengthen our communities.”

Tri Counties Bank is proud to announce that one student was awarded a scholarship this year in Lassen County: Paul Horta Castaneda.

Scholarship funds in this program are sent directly to the student’s chosen accredited college, university or trade school to assist with educational expenses.

Students can apply for the 2022 scholarship application cycle starting Nov. 1, 2021 at

For more information about the scholarship program, contact Miriam Leal at the Community Foundation of the North State at 244-1219.