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In the Spotlight: 2020 Leo W. Seal, Jr., Scholarship Winners

June 16, 2020
Rudi Thompson
Rudi Thompson

Rooted in tradition and excellence, Hancock Whitney’s purpose is to create opportunities for the people and communities we serve. Young people are our future leaders, public servants and entrepreneurs. Investing in them helps our communities excel.

This year, four dependents of Hancock Whitney associates have been awarded extra funds to help them realize their aspirations. The Leo W. Seal, Jr., Scholarship awards the $10,000 grants ($2,500 annually for up to four years) to help students attend the colleges or university of their choice.

This year, as we live through the COVID-19 pandemic, we are especially cognizant of our communities’ graduates and students. They have faced an unprecedented year with the cancellation of milestones once taken for granted, such as proms and graduation ceremonies.

We are pleased to highlight this year’s young scholars who individually exemplify what it means to be a dedicated, service-oriented person just as the scholarship’s namesake exemplified. 


2020 Leo Seal Scholarship


Congratulations to all the scholarship recipients and our proud associates.

Read more about each student by clicking on their name.

  • Molly Collum, daughter of Financial Center Manager Eric Collum
  • Drake Davis, son of Specialized Lending Administrator Lynn Davis
  • Trinity Huszar, daughter of Multiservice Banker Laura Huszar
  • Anna Marks, daughter of Portfolio Group Manager Leonard “Bo” Marks


About the Leo W. Seal, Jr., Scholarship 

The late Leo W. Seal, Jr., a former president and CEO, served Hancock Whitney for 60-plus years. He gave a substantial and, at the time, anonymous donation to establish scholarships through the Gulf Coast Community Foundation (GCCF), the agency that administers the scholarship fund. Hancock Whitney awarded the first scholarships in 2011 in memory of Seal, who was a lifelong champion and benefactor for countless educational opportunities.