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 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 has been EXTENDED to Friday, March 22, 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), 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. New for 2019!

We are also pleased to announce that the CBA is partnering with the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado to offer the GSBC Future Leaders Scholarship. Awarded to one banker per year, recipients will receive $1,390 per year for three years to attend GSBC’s Annual School Session, and must enroll as a first-year student. Applications should be made directly to the GSBC, and will be accepted online through April 1. Applicants will be notified of selection decisions by April 30. Click here to apply.

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: 

New for 2019! Graduate School of Banking at Colorado:

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




CAMS certificate: