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53 Teams Enter CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition

Student teams to examine pandemic response; diversity and inclusion measures

Washington, D.C. – Fifty-three student teams from 39 colleges and universities across the nation have entered the 2021 CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition. The student teams will partner with local community banks to examine how they have navigated the Covid-19 pandemic and what they are doing for diversity and inclusion. 

This is the seventh 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.

“This year’s competition will provide an important look at how community banks have reacted to two important current events – adjusting to a pandemic and its economic fallout, and responding to the need for diversity and inclusion,” said CSBS Senior Executive Vice President Michael L. Stevens.

The case studies are due May 17. The teams will undergo three rounds of judging, with the top three teams announced on June 17. 

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 annual 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. 

Student teams participating in the 2021 Community Bank Case Study Competition attend the following universities:
Arkansas State University (Two teams) 
Bloomsburg University 
Central Connecticut State University    
Delaware State University    
Grove City College    
Hawaii Pacific University (Three teams)    
Iowa State University    
James Madison University    
Juniata College    
Kansas State University (Two teams) 
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (Three teams)
La Salle University    
Lincoln University    
Mansfield University    
Marquette University    
Merrimack College    
Messiah University    
Mississippi State University    
Montana State University (Six teams)
Morehead State University     
Muhlenberg College    
Ohio State University    
Our Lady of the Lake University (Two teams)        
Purdue University     
Rosemont College (Two teams) 
Sam Houston State University    
Southeastern Louisiana University    
Sterling College    
Temple University    
Texas Tech University (Two teams)
University of Tennessee at Martin    
Trine University    
University of Arkansas    
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown    
University of St. Thomas (Two teams)     
University of Southern Mississippi    
University of Virginia    
York College of Pennsylvania 
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Media Contact:  Susanna Barnett, 202-407-7156, [email protected] 

Twitter: @CSBSNews

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 roughly three-quarters of all U.S. banks and a variety 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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