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