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Scholarship Information

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 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:

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Congratulations to Our CBA Scholarship Recipients!
Congratulations to several of our CBA scholarship recipients who attended PCBS last week, a part of their two-week residence program. 

Congratulations to several of our CBA scholarship recipients who attended PCBS last week, a part of their two-week residence program. 

Pictured Top Row (From L) are: Matthew Damian, Mission Bank; Jason Gould, Citizens Business Bank; Hitesh Bajaria, Bank of Guam; and Zayd Elmufdi, US Metro Bank.And bottom row (From L) are: CBA SVP of Strategic Partnerships and PCBA graduate and faculty member, Julianna Graham; Jae Park, First Choice Bank; Cathy Mulvihill, East West Bank; Erin Probasco, Central Valley Community Bank and Ruth Edwards, Bank of Marin.

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The California Bankers Association and Beacon Economics Release California Banking Intelligence Report
Report reveals banks in California set records for lending in 2015

Sacramento, Calif. — The California Bankers Association (CBA) and Beacon Economics have released an eighth California banking report that examines important issues currently affecting California’s banks and the overall economy. The report is authored by Chris Thornberg, Ph.D., and founding partner at Beacon Economics. This report analyzes bank lending data for California through 2015, finding that banks set records for lending in 2015, as total loan value outstanding reached $930 billion in the fourth quarter*.

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The California Bankers Association and Beacon Economics Release California Banking Intelligence Report
Report reveals banking lending continues to exceed its previous record

Sacramento, Calif. — The California Bankers Association (CBA) and Beacon Economics have released an ninth California banking report that examines important issues currently affecting California’s banks and the overall economy. The report is authored by Chris Thornberg, Ph.D., and founding partner at Beacon Economics. This report analyzes bank lending data for California through the first quarter of 2016, finding that banks exceeded previous record levels, as total outstanding loan value reached $937 billion in the first quarter of this year*.

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A.J. Antongiovanni – Vice Chairman at Large
President & CEO, Mission Bank

Since 2013, A.J. Antongiovanni has served as the president and chief executive officer of Mission Bank, a $490 million asset commercial bank focusing on business customers in Kern and Los Angeles counties.

Antongiovanni also serves as a director of Mission Bank, Mission Bancorp and President of Mission Bank 1031 Exchange.

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George Cook, Jr. – Vice Chairman at Large
Chief Executive Officer, El Dorado Savings Bank

George Cook began his career with El Dorado Savings Bank in 1974, serving as a real estate appraiser. In 1983 he transitioned from the appraisal department to the loan department where he acted as the Senior Loan Officer. In 1987 he was promoted to President, Chief Loan Officer and Chief Operating Officer and served in that capacity through 2013. In January of 2014 he was named to the CEO position.

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Debbie Skinner – Chair
EVP, Chief Administrative Officer, F&M Bank

Debbie Skinner has served as Farmers & Merchants Bank of Central California’s (F&M Bank) EVP and chief administrative officer since joining the Bank in December 2000. As CAO, she oversees information technology, loan and deposit operations, call center, electronic banking, compliance, BSA/fraud, and treasury management support. Additionally, Skinner served as board secretary for several years, is the board appointed corporate compliance officer, and serves as a member of the following board appointed committees: executive management, compliance, and EDP steering.