2016 Gibbs Scholarship recipients (left to right) Row 1: Kamden Poppa, Christina Hall, Emily Graves, Hadley Barnett, Taylor Paulo, Trevor Brown and Ashlynn Daugherty; Row 2: Katie Stevens, Trevor Holmes, Taya Lewis, Alex Garst, Allison Lawrence, Alyssa Lewis, Emily Elam, Taylor Cofer, Amber Cook and Boo Cooper. Row 3: Talaina Reed, Crystal Yocum, Abby McEnaney, Baleigh Ohrt, Baylee Lewis, Brooklynn Morris, Kelsey Brake, Aleesha Ball and Lauren Clark. Row 4: Garret Dietze, Jase Barnes, Chase Chamberlain, Mitchell Minter, Tristan Ray, Gage Lemmon and J.D. Walter. Row 5: John Lang, Grant Hopkins, Tyler Weber, Tyler Young and Chandler Farmer.

Citizens Bank & Trust as Trustee of the Esther A. & Bruce S. Gibbs Charitable Trust began awarding scholarships to graduates of Atchison County, Missouri high schools in 1990. 2016 marks the 27th year for awarding this scholarship and with the (38) 2016 recipients included, a total of 828 scholarships will have been awarded to young men and women in Atchison County to help with their college education expenses for a grand total of $1,171,375.00.
Rock Port:
Kelsey Brake- College of Saint Mary (Omaha,Neb.), majoring in Occupational Therapy, daughter of Kim Brake; Chase Chamberlain- University of Northern Colorado, majoring in Sociology w/ a Minor in Psychology, son of Chris Chamberlain and Lesli Fila; Taylor Cofer- Missouri Western State University, majoring in Nursing, daughter of Mark and Shelly Cofer; Amber Cook, Peru State College, majoring in Business Administration-Management and Computer Management and Information Systems, daughter of Arthur (Sonny) and Cheryl Cook; Ashlynn Daugherty, College of Hair Design, majoring in Cosmetology, daughter of Mike Daugherty and Rochelle Henagan; Garret Dietze- University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), majoring in Health Sciences/Pre-Physician Assistant, son of Marilyn Dietze; Emily Elam- Avila University, majoring in Radiologic Science, daughter of Curtis and Amy Elam; Chandler Farmer- University of Missouri – Columbia, majoring in Animal Science /Pre-Veterinary Medicine, son of W.C. and Shauna Farmer; Alex Garst- Missouri Western State University, majoring in Elementary Education, daughter of Garry and Jill Garst; Trevor Holmes- Missouri State University, majoring in Management, grandson of Gib and Delores Holmes; Allison Lawrence- Clarkson College, majoring in BSN – Nursing, daughter of Harold and Leigh Ann Lawrence; Gage Lemmon- Central Methodist University, majoring in Early Childhood Education, son of Tim and Janet Lemmon; Taya Lewis- Northwest Missouri State University, majoring in Family and Child Psychology, daughter of Mick Lewis and Elaine Lewis; Mitchell Minter- University of Missouri – Columbia, majoring in Physical Therapy, son of Shawn and Jodee Minter; Taylor Paulo- California State Polytechnic University, majoring in Psychology, daughter of Lavon Paukert; Talaina Reed- Peru State College, majoring in Social Science Teaching, daughter of Dawn Brown; Tyler Weber- Iowa State University, majoring in Math Education, son of Tony and Lisa Weber; Tyler Young- Iowa State University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering, son of Greg and Debbie Young.
Fairfax:
Aleesha Ball- University of Missouri – Columbia, Majoring in Animal Science w/ a Minor in Agriculture Economics, daughter of Jim and Rhonda Ball; Jase Barnes- Northwest Missouri State University, majoring in Broadcasting Production, Tracy and Holly Barnes; Trevor Brown – Missouri Western State University, majoring in Nursing, son of John and Cheryl Brown; Boo Cooper- University of Missouri – Columbia, majoring in Health Sciences, daughter of Donovan and Tracy Cooper. Lauren Clark- Northwest Missouri State University, majoring in Elementary Education, daughter of Kevin and Twilla Clark; Grant Hopkins- Northwest Missouri State University, majoring in Physical Education, son of Terry Hopkins and Robin Lewis; Alyssa Lewis- Northwest Missouri State University, majoring in Business Management, daughter of Jamie and Barb Lewis; Baylee Lewis- Northwest Missouri State University, majoring in Elementary Education, daughter of Mike and Robin Lewis / Dawn and Derek Davis; Brooklyn Morris- University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC), majoring in Medicine, daughter of Billy and Kelly Morris; Tristan Ray- Northwest Missouri State University, majoring in Agriculture Business, son of Morris and Toni Ray; Crystal Yocum, Northwest Missouri State University, majoring in Business Management, daughter of Phillip and Laurie Yocum.
Tarkio:
Hadley Barnett- Northwest Missouri State University, majoring in Pre-Pharmacy, daughter of Jamie and Melody Barnett; Emily Graves- University of Missouri-Columbia, majoring in Elementary Education, daughter of Sam Graves and Lesley Graves; Christina Hall- Missouri Western State University, majoring in Physical Education, daughter of Chris and Lorie Hall; Abby McEnaney, Avila University, majoring in Pre-Veterinarian, daughter of Rod and Kristi McEnaney; John Lang- Missouri State University, majoring in Exercise and Movement Science, son of Bruce and Jo Lang; Baleigh Ohrt- Creighton University, majoring in Pharmacy, daughter of Larry and Kerri Ohrt; Kamden Poppa- Northwest Missouri State University, majoring in Elementary Education, daughter of Scott and Bobbi Poppa; Kaitlyn Stevens, Northwest Missouri State University, majoring in Elementary Education with Early Childhood and Early Child Special Education, daughter of Chris and Joan Stevens; J.D. Walter- University of Missouri – Columbia, Majoring in Computer and Electrical Engineering, son of John and Jane Walter.