West Fargo, ND – Western State Bank announces the 2019 Future Checking Scholarship recipients. Scholarships are granted to full-time students based on their academic achievements, community efforts and commitment to quality education. The following students are recognized as Western’s 2019 Future Checking Scholarship Recipients: Jakob Bloomquist of Tower City, a high school senior at Maple Valley High School who will attend Valley City State University; Cade Busek of Fargo, a high school senior at Shanley High School who will attend North Dakota State University; Madison Daub of West Fargo, a high school senior at Sheyenne High School who will attend North Dakota State University; Katelyn Galde of West Fargo, a high school senior at Sheyenne High School who will attend North Dakota State University; Hannah Lundquist of Kindred, a high school senior at Fargo North High School who will attend the University of Minnesota Twin Cities; and Elora Passa of Barnesville, a high school senior at Barnesville High School who will attend Mayville State University. “Western established the Future Checking Scholarship Program as a way to reward deserving students in our communities who are committed to continuing their education as well as their community efforts outside the classroom,” Dan Jacobson, Market President at Western State Bank. Each year Western awards up to six $300 scholarships to area students who plan to continue their education at post-secondary institutions. To apply for the Future Checking Scholarships, students must meet the following criteria: 1) receive a high school diploma or GED, 2) be admitted to a post-secondary institution and be a full-time student, 3) be registered and enrolled for the Fall 2019 semester, and 4) have a Future Checking account with Western State Bank. Western State Bank is a 117 year old employee-owned, community bank with assets totaling over $1 billion. The bank offers superior full-banking services, investments, real estate financing to personal and business customers, as well as nationwide equipment financing services. Western State Bank’s bank locations are located in the North Dakota communities of Fargo, West Fargo and Devils Lake, and in the Arizona communities of Casa Grande, Chandler, Mesa, Scottsdale, Sun City and Sun City West.