Foundation - Annual Essay Scholarship Program


Annual Essay Scholarship Program

The CBAI Foundation for Community Banking offers 16 scholarships to top Illinois high-school seniors statewide each year. The scholarship awards available this year by the Foundation total $22,500. These scholarship awards help deserving students highlight the importance of community banking to the local economy. You could win up to $4,000 for higher education, and your school is eligible to win $500! .

Students must be sponsored by a participating CBAI member bank. See Participating Banks.

The 2018 Essay Scholarship underway!  See Brochure.

Judging criteria are:

  • understanding of community-banking philosophy
  • accurate information
  • clear and concise sentences
  • logical organization
  • proper grammar
  • correct punctuation and spelling
  • conclusion/summary

School Personnel, please click here for more information.
Students, please click here for more information.
Bankers, please click here to print out the Participation Form.