Posted 4/24/2018

Tyler, Texas (April 24, 2018) – As part of its ongoing support of area youth, Heritage Land Bank is pleased to announce the winners of its 2018 scholarship program for graduating high school seniors. Each of the four students selected will receive $2,500 towards their 2018-2019 freshman year at their chosen college or university.


Selection of the four qualifying scholarship winners was based on merit, including scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, and leadership qualities. Each student also submitted a written essay and personal video on how they would use the scholarship to advance their post-secondary education.


“The kids of today are the leaders of tomorrow. We at Heritage Land Bank, feel it is our social obligation to help these students, because they will be those who shape our future,” said CEO Bill Tandy. “At Heritage, we take a particular interest in kids that are exceptionally bright, and very focused on what they want, but in some cases, have a financial pathway that may need a little assistance. That’s who we are and that’s what we do!”


2018 Heritage Land Bank Scholarship Winners


Charley Ashworth

Leonard High School in Leonard, Texas

Plans to major in Accounting at Oklahoma State University

Parents: Lesa and Monty Ashworth of Leonard, Texas


Katlyn Brooks

Leonard High School in Leonard, Texas

Plans to major in Radiology Technology at McLennan Community College

Parents: Melinda and Shane Brooks of Leonard, Texas


Likhita Nandigam

Plano West Senior High School in Plano, Texas

Plans to major in Biology at Washington University in St. Louis

Parents: Madhuri and Narayan Nandigam of Plano, Texas


Morgan Grasch

Cayuga High School in Cayuga, Texas

Plans to major in Corporate Finance/Accounting at Brown University

Parents: Sandra and David A. Grasch of Montalba, Texas



Founded in 1917, Heritage Land Bank serves North, East and Deep East Texas, specializing in financing for farms, ranches, country homes, recreational property, livestock, equipment and agribusiness loans. The lending cooperative is headquartered in Tyler, TX, and operates branch offices in Athens, Fort Worth, Greenville, Jacksonville, Lindale, Lufkin, McKinney, Nacogdoches, Palestine and Tyler.