Each year, the CSBS Education Foundation (CSBSEF) conducts a competition to award scholarships to three state banking department personnel to attend the graduate school of banking or graduate trust school of their choice. Nomination forms and instructions on competing for this prestigious award are sent to each state banking department commissioner and training director by September.
CSBSEF is accepting nominations from state bank supervisors of qualified departmental personnel for its Graduate Banking and Graduate Trust School Scholarship Award and Samuel E. Weinrott Memorial and Bill Ford Memorial Scholarship programs.
Examiners may be nominated to attend qualifying graduate banking school graduate trust schools of their choice. You may download a description of the program and process, and a nomination form (may be duplicated or entered into a computer and completed; format must remain as original) by clicking on the links under Program Documents on the right hand menu on this page.
You may nominate examiners to attend qualifying graduate banking school graduate trust schools of their choice.
Each state may submit up to three (3) nominations for graduate banking and/or graduate trust scholarships. Nominee qualifications and program procedures are detailed on the program description.
Please send your nominations to:CSBS Education FoundationScholarship Awards ProgramAttn: C. Thomas McVey, CEM, CAMLS1129 20th Street NW, Ninth FloorWashington, DC 20036
Application must be postmarked or emailed by Friday, December 7, 2012.
If you have any questions or need more information about the program, please call Tom McVey at (202) 510-5280.
In 1972, the Board of Directors of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) authorized a program to reward outstanding and deserving examiners who demonstrate excellence in their work by supporting their attendance at the graduate banking or graduate trust school of their choice. The Board of Trustees of the Education Foundation of State Bank Supervisors assumed responsibility for administering this program from CSBS. The foundation's name was changed to the CSBS Education Foundation in 2012.
The program is designed to:
The Award is a scholarship to the Graduate Banking School and Graduate Trust Program of choice funded by CSBSEF and covers the actual annual costs up to $3,000 for tuition, registration fees, lodging, board, text materials, transportation and other related items such as graduation expenses for the top three applicants. In addition, the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado will provide a $1,000 scholarship to the fourth place winner to attend their graduate banking program.
The term of the Graduate Banking School and Graduate Trust Program award is up to three consecutive years depending on the school curriculum and assuming the recipient attends each session and satisfactorily completes problems assigned during the two and three-year courses, and remains employed by a state banking department.
The Graduate School of Banking at ColoradoUniversity of Colorado, Boulder
CSBSEF and CSBS are pleased to announce a unique opportunity that you have with the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC). The GSBC Board of Trustees acknowledges the rigorous training you go through to become an examiner. Therefore, they have agreed to admit state bank examiners into their three-year program beginning in the second year. To be eligible for this advanced entry, you must have completed the following regulatory courses: Bank Operations, Bank Financial Analysis, Credit Evaluation, and Examiner-in-Charge. GSBC recognizes three levels of accomplishment: Financial Institutions Professional, Master Financial Institutions Professional, and Graduate Financial Institutions Professional. Following the completion of the four courses listed above, CSBS and GSBC are awarding state examiners with an official "Financial Institutions Professional" certificate. This certificate acknowledges academic and professional achievements and represents the first year of the GSBC program.
The National School of Banking (Formerly the National School of Saving Banking)Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut
The Graduate School of BankingUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
The Pacific Coast Banking SchoolUniversity of Washington, Seattle
The Southwestern Graduate School of BankingSouthern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
The Stonier Graduate School of BankingGeorgetown University
The Graduate School of Banking of the SouthLouisiana State University, Baton Rouge
ABA's National Graduate Trust School (2 Years)Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Campbell University, Buies Creek, North Carolina
Cannon Financial Institute
The schools were selected based on suitability of curriculum and the geographic region served. Other graduate programs will be considered if the applicant provides qualifying information.
1. Experience - Nominee must have:
2. Education - Nominee must have:
3. Promotion Potential - Nominee must have:
4. Other - Nominee must:
State Bank Supervisors must nominate candidates using nomination forms provided by the Foundation (click on link on right hand menu on this page). Submit completed forms to CSBS Education Foundation, 1129 20th Street NW, Ninth Floor, Washington, DC 20036, for consolidation and referral to a panel of judges for consideration and final selection.
Upon completion of the judging, the CSBSEF Chairman will notify the nominees of the results. The top three nominees will be asked to register with the graduate banking or trust program of their choice.
At the option of each of the top nominees, CSBSEF will pay for graduate program expenses directly upon receipt of invoices submitted by the scholarship recipient or CSBSEF will reimburse the recipient or the department for qualifying expenses paid.
Send all requests for direct payment of invoices or reimbursement requests to:
C. Thomas McVey, CEM CAMLSDirector of Learning ServicesConference of State Bank Supervisors1129 20th Street NW, Ninth FloorWashington, DC 20036202-510-5280 Direct202-296-1928 Faxtmcvey@csbs.org
Program DescriptionScholarship Nomination Form