Logan McGowin received his $1,000 scholarship for the spring semester, along with the continuation of a paid internship, after meeting the requirements of the American Exchange Bank Scholarship and Internship. McGowin was awarded the AEB Scholarship and Internship in May 2016 when he graduated from Dewar. He currently attends Oklahoma State University in Okmulgee where he is majoring in Instrumentation of Technology. The scholarship requires recipients work at AEB during the summer months, which McGowin did. He continues to work at AEB while in school and said he loves getting to know the customers.
“It’s a fun work environment, good pay, great coworkers and supervisors,” he said. “It’s just pretty much the best place ever.”
McGowin said after college he plans to start a career that AEB is helping him achieve. He is the son of Gary and Bertha McGowin and brother to Luke and Levi.
AEB President Terri Thompson said, “Logan is exceptionally bright and talented and brings a new perspective to our bank.”
The AEB Scholarship and Internship is awarded to one senior each year in the area. McGowin was the first recipient of this scholarship. The scholarship is $1,000 per semester for four years of college education as long as the degree is business related and the student keeps a grade point average of 3.0 and is enrolled in at least 12 hours per semester. Each recipient is required to work at AEB in the summer months as a paid intern in order to continue receiving the scholarship each semester.
“We are very happy to offer our new scholarship with an internship to our area seniors,” Thompson said. “Introducing bank office skills to a student is very fulfilling.”