Foundation Campaign Chairman Sam Scott Urges Support

The CBAI Foundation board has embarked on the “Invest in Higher Education” Campaign to raise funds to sustain its expanded scholarship programs that invest in the academic future of young people throughout Illinois.

There are three scholarship programs you can support with your contributions:

  • Annual Essay Scholarships – awarded to 26 Illinois high-school seniors
  • The SHAZAM®, BancVue, and CBSC Scholarships – awarded to two children or grandchildren of community bankers, and part-time community bank employees (sponsored by SHAZAM®, BancVue, and the CBAI Community BancService Corporation)
  • Community Bankers School Scholarships – awarded annually to employees of eligible CBAI member banks to attend the Community Bankers School (the FHLBC Scholarship is endorsed by The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago; the second scholarship is partially endorsed by THE BAKER GROUP, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, and CBAI’s Career Development Division).

How to Contribute

If you would like to pledge a gift to the CBAI Foundation for Community Banking, please Click Here. For more detailed information, please contact Andrea Cusick via email at or 217/529-2265 or view brochure now.