BancorpSouth shows support for Northwest students through scholarship donation

    Recently, David N. Beene, senior vice president and northeast region CRA coordinator of BancorpSouth, presented a check in the amount of $4,500 to Sybil Canon, associate vice president of development and special projects for Northwest Mississippi Community College, to provide scholarships for DeSoto County students for the upcoming 2013-14 academic year.

    “The BancorpSouth banks located in DeSoto County began making an annual gift for Share the Future scholarships in 2003,” according to Canon. “They have continued this generosity since that time, bringing their total giving to more than $67,000.  In addition, the DeSoto Division is the title sponsor for the BancorpSouth 2 + 2 Scholarship Golf Tournament held at Cherokee Valley Golf Club in Olive Branch.”

    Beene expressed the bank’s commitment to the community, stating, “BancorpSouth has established a long history of being good citizens in the communities where our banks are located.  We feel confident that when we provide scholarships to DeSoto County students, we are making an investment that will reap long-range returns.”

    In addition to the Share the Future scholarships, there is a BancorpSouth Endowed Scholarship which is also awarded annually. The Northwest Foundation annual and endowed scholarships are awarded through the generosity of individuals, corporations and civic organizations.

    For more information about the Northwest Foundation, contact Canon at 662-560-1103 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

    Pictured: David N. Beene, senior vice president and northeast region CRA coordinator of BancorpSouth, right, presents a check in the amount of $4,500 to Sybil Canon, associate vice president of development and special projects for Northwest Mississippi Community College, to provide scholarships for DeSoto County students for the upcoming 2013-14 academic year.  In addition to the bank’s Share the Future scholarships, there is a BancorpSouth Endowed Scholarship, which is also awarded annually. (Photo submitted)