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Commitment to Education

SouthEast Bank is committed to reinvesting in our communities through various education initiatives.

SouthEast Bank Scholars

SouthEast Bank Scholars is a scholarship program designed to recognize and reward outstanding students seeking higher education in Tennessee. This program funds tuition expenses for qualified students at participating colleges and universities.

SouthEast Bank Financial Scholars Program

SouthEast Bank offers this financial literacy program to local students at no cost to the schools or the taxpayer. The web-based program uses the latest in new media technology – simulations, avatars, gaming, and adaptive-pathing – to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. The high school course offers over six hours of programming with 10 units in a variety of financial topics including credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks, savings, 401(k)s and other critical concepts that map to national financial literacy standards. 

SouthEast Bank Financial Scholars Program has impacted:

75 Schools

22,196 Students

Over 130,000 financial literacy lessons have been completed!


Ooltewah Middle School Financial Scholars Celebration

Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy Financial Scholars Celebration

Renewing Academic Commitment Program (RAC)

The program is offered through the Thornton Center and helps former University of Tennessee athletes return to the university to complete their undergraduate studies. While RAC student-athletes are supported financially with up to 100% of the cost of tuition, books, and fees, they are also supported academically with resources to aid in completing degree requirements, selecting courses, improving study skills, and finding internships and employment opportunities.