Southeastern Louisiana University takes top prize
Washington, D.C. – The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), the nationwide organization of banking and financial regulators from all 50 states and U.S. territories, has announced Southeastern Louisiana University as the first place winner of its 2016 Community Bank Case Study Competition.
Twenty-three undergraduate teams from 20 colleges and universities around the country participated in the 2016 case study competition. The goal of the competition is to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to explore community banking by partnering student teams with local banks to conduct original case studies. The 2016 competition focused specifically on the impact of small business lending efforts by local community banks.
“Congratulations to the Southeastern Louisiana University students for their competition win,” said Michael L. Stevens, CSBS Senior Executive Vice President. “Each of the case studies tells us a valuable story about a real community bank and its impact on small businesses and their local community.”
Capturing 2nd Place in the competition is the University of Missouri – Kansas City, and 3rd Place is University of Arkansas – Fayetteville.
Each of the students on the 1st Place winning team will receive a $1000 scholarship, an opportunity to present their case study at the 4th Annual CSBS – Federal Reserve Community Bank Research and Policy Conference this fall, and their paper published in a special journal featuring the case studies.
More information about the 2016 CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition is available at www.csbs.org/bankcasestudy.