Applications are available for the James W. Lemon Scholarship. Friendship State Bank has been awarding the scholarship to area seniors for more than 20 years.

This year the bank will award nine scholarships worth $1,000 each.

Seniors from Madison Consolidated, Switzerland County, Batesville, Jac-Cen-Del, Rising Sun, Milan, South Dearborn, South Ripley and Lawrenceburg high schools are eligible to apply. Seniors must complete an application and write a short essay explaining their commitment to the community.

Applications are available through each school’s guidance department and can also be downloaded at The deadline to apply is April 1.

For more information, contact Heather Davies, Friendship State Bank scholarship administrator, at (877) 667-5101 or