CommunityBank of Texas Establishes Annual $10,000 Scholarship Program with Lamar University

Published 11:21 am Saturday, April 2, 2016

BEAUMONT – CommunityBank of Texas recently contributed $10,000 to the Lamar University Scholarship Program. This annually funded scholarship establishes the CommunityBank of Texas Scholarship and will support qualified, deserving students regardless of gender, race, creed or national origin. Recipients of the CommunityBank of Texas Scholarship will have financial barriers that would hinder them from receiving a college education without financial assistance. Every year four students will receive $2,500 for the fall and spring semesters. Two scholarship recipients will be from Port Arthur and two recipients will be from Hardin, Jefferson, Newton, or Orange counties.

“Since 2007, we have been committed to meeting the financial needs of those in our communities and the CommunityBank of Texas Scholarship is established in the same spirit as our original mission,” said J. Pat Parsons, CommunityBank of Texas Vice Chairman.

As part of the community bank’s overall charitable giving and community engagement programs, J. Pat Parsons, CommunityBank of Texas Vice Chairman, presented the check to Lamar University Director of Planned Giving, Floyd McSpadden, and Lamar University Associate Director of Development, Kristie Young.

CommunityBank of Texas is an independent, Texas-owned bank with assets in excess of $2.8 billion.  Established in 2007, the bank has 38 branches and is the largest independent community bank headquartered in and focused on the financial needs of Houston and Southeast Texas.  For information about CommunityBank of Texas, visit

Home to 15,000 students, Lamar University (LU) is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities, and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana.