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Am I Eligible to Participate?

To be eligible to participate in the Community Bank Case Study Competition, you must:

  • Currently be enrolled in a university or college as an undergraduate during the full case study competition timeframe (August – April);
  • Be able to provide proof of college or university registration; and 
  • Be a part of a team consisting of 3-5 students with a school faculty member sponsor. 


How do I join a team?

In some cases, professors may already have students in mind that they think would make great team members for the competition. In this case, the professor will approach you. In other cases, it may be necessary for you to approach a professor to inform him/her about the competition, ask the professor to sponsor a team, and work with the professor to find other team members. Professors must express their interest in participating in the competition by submitting a Statement of Interest on or before November 19th, 2018. Student teams and community bank partnerships must be finalized by February 4th, 2019.  


How do I register?

  • Your team’s faculty advisor must submit a Statement of Interest on behalf of the student team at You must have a faculty advisor to participate. 

  • After your advisor has submitted a Statement of Interest, the next step is to register as a student. The link for student registration will be active on the Community Bank Case Study website on November 20th, 2018. 


What are the responsibilities of the team?

  • Your team will be expected to submit a case study research paper no more than 25 pages in length and a video that is no more than 10 minutes.
  • Your team should look to your faculty advisor to help establish a relationship with a local community bank for your project. If your team needs assistance with this, please contact Katie Hoyle (  
  • Your team is responsible for engaging the community bank, gathering data, and producing an original research paper and video.
  • Your team is permitted to delineate responsibilities among team members as you see fit.


What is the focus of the Case Study?

Under the direction of your school professor, the student team must conduct an original case study that addresses questions related to the new Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act and how this law will benefit community banks.