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 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. Deadline: February 26, 2021.
  • 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 annually.)
  • 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), Certified Financial and Trust Advisor (CFTA) and Certified Enterprise Risk Professional (CERP) designations.
  • Registration fees up to $1,000 for SBA training courses/program offered by the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders. 

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:
Stonier Graduate School of Banking:
Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin: 

Graduate School of Banking at Colorado:

ONLINE, Begins November 3, 2020: Bank Technology Management School at the Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin

In-person or Live Stream, October 25-30, 2020: Human Resource Management School at the Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin




CAMS certificate: