Riedel Foundation awards scholarships to five Hannibal High School seniors

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From left, Riedel scholarship winners Noah Young, Lanie Privett, Rachel Kelso and Ashlyn Hess; Riedel administrator Sarah Deien; and scholarship winner Jorie Thompson. | Photo courtesy of the Riedel Foundation

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Riedel Foundation recently awarded five $1,000 scholarships to seniors who graduated from Hannibal High School.

Three $1,000 scholarships were awarded in George H. Riedel’s name for banking or business. Two $1,000 scholarships went to candidates with an interest in social advocacy.

Riedel and his father served as directors for F&M Bank and Trust Company for more than 90 years. Upon his death, Riedel left a legacy known as the Riedel Foundation, which has awarded approximately $6 million in grants to Hannibal non-profit agencies since it was established in 2000.

“Mr. Riedel made a living as a banker, but his lasting legacy is the social advocacy work that is accomplished through the non-profit organizations funded by his foundation,” Riedel Foundation administrator Sarah Deien said in a press release. “These scholarships combine the two interests and hopefully help these students launch successful careers and meaningful contributions to society.”

Three $1,000 awards for the George H. Riedel Foundation Scholarship for Banking or Business went to HHS seniors Lanie Privett, Rachel Kelso and Ashlyn Hess. Two $1,000 awards for the George H. Riedel Foundation Scholarship for Social Advocacy went to HHS seniors Noah Young and Jorie Thompson.

The scholarships are administered through the Hannibal Booster Club and go directly to the students to apply toward tuition, room and board.

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