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Scholarships

Nearly $250,000 in Scholarships Available Annually

The Graduate School of Banking is pleased to offer a variety of scholarships to assist bankers in advancing their educations and careers. Some applications are available directly from this page; other scholarship applications are through our association partners. 

Graduate School of Banking Scholarships

This at-large scholarship is awarded directly from the Prochnow Educational Foundation. Bankers from any state or country entering their first year at GSB are eligible to apply. Two scholarships are awarded annually, and selection is based on leadership experience and potential as well as banking industry involvement. This scholarship pays $1,500 per session toward GSB tuition for each of three GSB resident sessions, totaling $4,500.

Ann Kleist, former GSB vice president and CFO, retired in 2012 after 37 years of service to GSB. This scholarship honors not only Ann’s contributions to the school, but her dedication to community service and volunteerism. The banker selected for this award will not only be active in banking, but also engaged in giving back to their community through volunteerism. This scholarship pays $1,500 per session toward GSB tuition for each of three GSB resident sessions, totaling $4,500. Applicants must be entering their first year at GSB.

Raleigh A. “Andy” Trovillion, former GSB faculty member and Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) board chairman, passed away in 2019 after a distinguished career in banking.  This scholarship, which is funded by the AMBA, honors Andy’s passions for and contributions to military banking and banking education. Bankers eligible for this scholarship must be serving or have served honorably as an active duty, Reserve, or National Guard member of one of the Armed Services of the United States.  Bankers who are military spouses or spouses of veterans are also eligible to apply. This scholarship pays $1,500 per session toward GSB tuition for each of three GSB resident sessions, totaling $4,500. Applicants must be entering their first year at GSB.

Human Resources Management School

At Large HR Scholarship

The Prochnow Educational Foundation offers an “at large” HR Management School scholarship available to bankers from any state or country. The scholarship pays $700 toward the one-week school.

Apply Through Association Partners for These Scholarships:

These scholarships are funded by the Prochnow Educational Foundation and awarded through each of GSB’s sponsoring state bankers associations. Recipients are chosen by the sponsoring state bankers association and selection is based on involvement in banking, the association, and the community. Application should be made through the individual state.

GSB: The scholarships pay $1,500 per session toward GSB tuition for each of three GSB resident sessions, totaling $4,500. Applicants must be entering their first year at GSB. 

HR: The scholarship pays $1,050 toward tuition for the one-week Human Resource Management School. 

For details, please contact your state association representative.

The Caribbean Association of Banks, Inc. Scholarship is awarded to a professional from a CAB member bank. Recipients are selected by the CAB based on involvement in the association, as well as involvement in their communities and a commitment to banking in the Caribbean region.

For application details please contact CAB.

Other Sources of Financial Assistance:

The Graduate School of Banking and the one-week specialty schools for HR, technology, finance, and marketing professionals are eligible for scholarship support through the CBA Scholarship Initiative.

For application details please contact the CBA Scholarship Initiative.

The Minbanc Foundation offers tuition reimbursement grants up to $3,000 for high level, bank-focused training to employees of banks designated by banking regulatory agencies as “minority-owned.”

To learn more and determine eligibility, contact the Minbanc Foundation.