Scholarship Information
2023 Application for Banking Schools Now Available!

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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. 
  • 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).
  • Tuition up to $2,000 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

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.

Qualifying Schools,Certificate Programs and CBA 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/

Graduate School of Banking at Colorado: https://www.gsbcolorado.org/

The deadline for PCBS scholarship application submissions to CBA is Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Applicants will be informed of a decision by Wednesday, March 15, 2023. Scholarships for all other banking schools should be submitted 30 days prior to the start date.

Bank Technology Management School at the Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin: April 17-21, 2023

Human Resource Management School at the Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin: March 27-31, 2023

Digital Banking School at the Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin: April 3-27, 2023

Financial Managers School at the Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin: September 18-22, 2023

Sales and Marketing School at the Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin: September 25-29, 2023

Bank Technology Security School at the Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin: October 16-20, 2023

CRCM: https://www.aba.com/training-events/certifications/certified-regulatory-compliance-manager
CTFA: https://www.aba.com/training-events/certifications/certified-trust-and-fiduciary-advisor

CERP: https://www.aba.com/Training/Certifications/Pages/CERP.aspx
CAMS certificate: http://www.acams.org/anti-money-laundering-specialist-certification/

NAGGL: https://www.naggl.org/page/Course_Descriptions