Scholarship Information

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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 2019 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:

  • 100 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, the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, or the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, a new addition for 2019. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 15, 2019.
  • 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 2019).
  • 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

Complete 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.

More Information

Please see the complete Scholarship Benefit Plan Description and Scholarship Rules.

Qualifying Schools and Certificate Programs:

Pacific Coast Banking School:  https://thepcbs.org/
Stonier Graduate School of Banking: http://www.abastonier.com/
Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin: https://www.gsb.org/ 

New for 2019! Graduate School of Banking at Colorado: https://www.gsbcolorado.org/

March 31-April 5, 2019: Bank Technology Management School at the Graduate
          School of Banking, University of Wisconsin
    April 7-12, 2019: Human Resource Management School at the Graduate
          School of Banking, University of Wisconsin
    September 15-20, 2019: Financial Managers School at the Graduate School of
          Banking, University of Wisconsin
    Sept. 29-Oct. 4, 2019: Sales and Marketing School at the Graduate School of
          Banking, University of Wisconsin
    Oct. 6-11, 2019: Bank Technology Security School at the Graduate School of Banking,
          University of Wisconsin

CRCM: http://www.aba.com/Training/ICB/Pages/CRCM.aspx
CTFA: http://www.aba.com/Training/ICB/Pages/CTFA.aspx
CAMS certificate: http://www.acams.org/anti-money-laundering-specialist-certification/