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And Then There Were Six

Six student teams this week advanced to finals in the 2019 CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition, emerging from the second round of 15 teams.

The student teams are from Eastern Kentucky University, Juniata College, Southeastern Louisiana University, University of Missouri - Kansas City, University of Tennessee at Martin, and Utah Valley University.

A total of 58 student teams representing 44 colleges and universities entered this year’s competition, which examines how the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act has helped community banks foster economic growth. In previous years, only five teams have moved to the final round. 

“The competition has been fierce this year, and it was hard to limit the finals to six teams,” said CSBS Senior Executive Vice President Michael L. Stevens. “We are thrilled by the quality of work they have produced. It is going to be an intense final round.”

The student teams compete for an academic scholarship, a chance to get their work published in an academic journal and an opportunity to attend the sixth annual CSBS-Federal Reserve Community Banking Research Conference, held in St. Louis in October. 

This is the fifth year of the competition, which is open to undergraduate students in all fields of study as an opportunity to gain valuable first-hand knowledge of the banking industry. 

The top three scoring student teams from the final round of judging will be announced on May 23 during the CSBS State-Federal Supervisors Symposium in San Antonio. The announcement will be streamed live on our Twitter feed (@CSBSNews).

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