Adults presenting a scholarship check to college recipient.

July 21, 2022

Ohio Valley Bank recently announced the expansion of the bank’s 4-H scholarship program to Lawrence County.

The four-year scholarship, which totals $3,000, is presented in $750 installments each year the recipient remains eligible. Brea Belville, daughter of Shannon and Brigette Belville, was named the 2022 Lawrence County scholar. Belville is a graduate of Symmes Valley High School and a member of the Teen Leaders 4-H Club. She plans to attend Marshall University this fall to study business/finance.

OVB Lawrence County Region Manager Terri Taylor presented Belville with her first $750 check during a special presentation at the Lawrence County Fair. The announcement coincides with the addition of the OVB Ironton location, which is set to open later this summer.

Created in 1986, for more than 30 years the Ohio Valley Bank 4-H Scholarship Program has recognized outstanding high school seniors for their accomplishments in 4-H. Winners are determined by 4-H advisors and volunteers. Involvement in 4-H accounts for 50 percent of the decision, while the other half considers the individual’s experiences in various groups and activities as well as academic accomplishments and potential for success. 

Ohio Valley Bank, which operates 16 offices and was established in 1872, is a FDIC-insured community bank based in Gallipolis, Ohio, and is a state member bank of the Federal Reserve. Common stock for the bank’s parent company, Ohio Valley Banc Corp., is traded on The NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol OVBC. More information can be found at Ohio Valley Bank’s website at