To assist California bankers pursuing their professional goals, the California Bankers Association (CBA) is offering a number of scholarship opportunities available to any full-time employee of a CBA-member bank who is employed in California. View our 2018 Scholarship Initiative Flyer.
How to Apply, Rules and Qualifying Schools, Certificate Programs and CBA Programs
CBA scholarships will be awarded, upon successful application to pay for the following:
50 percent of tuition costs for the entire school term for the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania, or the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, a new addition for 2018. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 30, 2018.
New! Tuition to attend a one-week specialty school at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin (up to 10 scholarships will be awarded in 2018).
Tuition up to $1,000 for courses taken for credit related to banking from an accredited educational institution such as a four-year college or university, or community college.
Fees for professional certificate programs and related preparation courses and study materials for Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and Certified Financial and Trust Advisor (CFTA) designations.
How to Apply
Download the scholarship application form and review the complete Scholarship Rules and confirm applicant eligibility.
Applicants applying for scholarships for college courses, professional certificate programs and CBA’s certificated education seminars will be notified of a decision on a rolling basis.
Our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted by the devastating natural disasters affecting California. We recognize that the immediate focus of our colleagues and friends in these regions is on ensuring the safety of their family and loved ones.
We also have made available the latest incident information below. Please contact us and let us know if there is any way we can be of assistance.
In 2018, the Western Independent Bankers (WIB) merged with the California Bankers Association (CBA) to create the Western Bankers Association (WBA). Both names—the “California Bankers Association” and the “Western Independent Bankers”, as well as their respective areas of professional focus, have been retained by WBA, and operate as divisions of WBA.
CBA, the California state and federal advocacy division, is the advocate of the California banking industry for needed legislative, regulatory and legal changes.
The WIB division offers dynamic conferences, training seminars, more than 250 webinars and enhanced education for member banks. Conferences that have historically been offered by the CBA are now marketed and delivered by the WIB division of the WBA.
With more than 200 years of combined experience serving banks, the WBA is one of the largest, state-banking, trade associations and regional educational organizations in the United States.
Local members of the California Bankers Association are supporting several philanthropic endeavors in the Central Valley community, via the Central Valley Business Times. For example, in 2016 CBA member banks across California donated nearly $82 million.
SACRAMENTO, CA November 15, 2017 – Members of the California Bankers Association (CBA) play a critical role in supporting California’s local communities and their economies. In a 2017 CBA Community Relations Survey, banks shared their dedication to giving back to their communities by hosting local events, funding scholarship programs and supporting many philanthropic endeavors. In total, responding CBA member banks across California donated nearly $82 million last year.
As bankers continue to survey losses associated with the catastrophic wildfires wreaking havoc in Northern California and some southern portions of the state, housing appears to be a top concern. CBA President & CEO Simone Lagomarsino discusses how bankers are working
together to rebuild communities.
Governor Jerry Brown has proclaimed a state of emergency in the following counties due to the effects of the California wildfires which has damaged structures and infrastructure, threatened homes, and caused the evacuation of residents.
Consequently, Commissioner of Business Oversight Jan Lynn Owen has determined that an extraordinary situation exists in the counties and has issued a proclamation authorizing state-chartered banks to close any or all of their offices in affected areas until the Commissioner determines the extraordinary condition has ended.
The U.S. Treasury Department has officially issued its 150-page report, making several recommendations for how Congress and the regulatory agencies can streamline bank regulation in a way that promotes economic growth.
Join your fellow chief lending officers, chief credit officers, credit administrators, loan administrators and senior lenders to hear key industry updates in the credit and lending arena where you will meet face-to-face with regulators, economists and inspiring speakers.
The combined conference will provide a unique opportunity for lending and credit professionals from across the state to meet, exchange information and address shared challenges.
With the CBA and WIB merger now complete, this means some very exciting news for CBA’s annual convention, which will now transition to the annual conference historically offered by the WIB. The annual conference for 2018 will be held on the beautiful island of Kauai, March 17-20, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa.
Register now to join your colleagues for CBA’s 2018 Annual Visit to Washington, D.C., scheduled for June 5-7, 2018, at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel. This annual trip to our nation’s capital provides us with an excellent opportunity to discuss key issues critical to banking with our elected officials and representatives from key regulatory agencies, and we hope we can count on your support and participation this year.
Education Summit & Expo is at the forefront of an industry undergoing constant transformation. Join industry experts, community bank peers and finance thought leaders to arm yourself with the understanding, know-how and connections you need to take an active role in the next stage of community banking.