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CSBS 2020 Community Bank Case Study Opens 

Washington, D.C. – CSBS today began accepting applications for its 2020 community bank case study competition. Faculty advisors are encouraged to submit their statements of interest.  

The annual competition is open to undergraduate students in all fields of study as an opportunity to gain valuable first-hand knowledge of the banking industry. Student teams partner with local community banks to conduct original case studies.  

This year’s competition will focus on the impact of the Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering requirements on community banks. Student teams will examine compliance challenges, associated time and costs and identify potential regulatory reforms.  

Each student member and faculty advisor of the first-place winning team will receive a $1,000 scholarship and be invited to present at the CSBS-Federal Reserve-FDIC Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference. Their work will be published in the CSBS Journal of Community Bank Case Studies. Teams that place second and third will also receive scholarships and have their works published in the journal. 


  • Nov. 22, 2019: To participate, faculty advisors must submit a Statement of Interest at (Note: Faculty advisors are not yet expected to have a full student team.) 
  • Feb. 3, 2020: Deadline for student teams and community bank partner to be identified and fully registered to participate in the competition. 
  • April 20, 2020: Final papers and videos are due by noon local time. 


Media Contact:  Susanna Barnett, 202-296-2840, 

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) is the national organization of bank regulators from all 50 states, American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. State regulators supervise 79% of all U.S. banks and are the primary supervisor of non-depository financial services. CSBS, on behalf of state regulators, also operates the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System to license and register non-depository financial service providers in the mortgage, money services businesses, consumer finance and debt industries. 

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