Washington, D.C. – The Conference of State Bank Supervisors’ (CSBS) announced today that its annual case study competition will focus on how community banks are approaching financial innovation.
The CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition is an academic competition where undergraduate student teams partner with local community banks to conduct original case studies. For the 2018 competition, student teams will study how community banks utilize technology to streamline processes and better serve their consumers.
Statement by CSBS President and CEO John W. Ryan: “This competition, now entering its fourth year, provides valuable insights into the community bank business model, connects students with professionals in the banking industry, and provides many students with their first opportunity to have their work published. We look forward to yet another year of insightful research from undergraduate students nationwide.”
Prize for Winning
The First Place winner of the competition will:
- Receive a $1,000 scholarship per student;
- Be invited to present at the CSBS-Federal Reserve Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference; and
- Be published in the CSBS Journal of Community Bank Case Studies.
Second and third place teams will also receive scholarships and have their works published in the journal.
- November 20th, 2017 – To participate, faculty advisors must submit a Statement of Interest. Faculty advisors are not yet expected to have a full student team.
- February 5th, 2018 – Deadline for student teams to be identified and fully registered to participate in the competition.
- April 9th, 2018 – Final papers and videos are due 12:00 PM local time.