Competition: Competition is open to Illinois high school seniors who are sponsored by a CBAI member bank; it is not based on financial need nor plans for higher education. Student bank employees, plus the immediate families of bank employees, board members, CBAI employees, and judges are ineligible, (separate scholarship are available to these individuals.) Students are asked to write one paragraph on each of the three topics. Length of the essay may not exceed one page of typewritten copy, double-spaced in 10-12-pt using Times New Roman font. No eligible essay may reference the movie, It's a Wonderful Life. Each essay must include a title.

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