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IBA Future Leaders Alliance (FLA) Scholarship

IBA Members Only

The FLA is an innovative leadership program designed to advance the development of future leaders. FLA offers an exciting and well-balanced slate of activities and challenges for participants with three primary components: education, community service and networking. About FLA

Scholarship Requirements Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to individuals for the class beginning in February, 2017. The $1,000 will be applied to the $1,495 registration fee with the participant or respective institution responsible for the $495 balance. Preference will be given to those demonstrating financial need.

Nomination Form PDF Document

Graduate School of Banking (GSB) Scholarship

July 30 - August 11, 2017 - University of Wisconsin, Madison
IBA Members Only - Two Scholarships Awarded $3,900 per recipient
($1,300 per year, applicable to first year students only)

Established in 1983 as a supporting organization to the GSB, the Herbert V. Prochnow Educational Foundation supports research in banking education, and sponsors a number of educational programs and activities.

Each year, the Foundation awards GSB scholarships through GSB sponsoring state banking associations and other banking organizations. The scholarships are based on admission requirements as determined by the IBA. Each scholarship covers one-third of the annual cost with the institution responsible for the remaining amount. Three year program

Partnering With Wisconsin School of Business: The Wisconsin School of Business’ Center for Professional and Executive Development has partnered GSB-Wisconsin to provide the prestigious Certificate of Executive Leadership to GSB graduates upon completion of the rigorous 25-month program. This opportunity recognizes GSB’s exceptional leadership curriculum, and provides GSB graduates with a unique distinction, in addition to a Graduate School of Banking diploma.

Nomination Form PDF Document

The GSB Human Resource Management School Scholarship

March 26-31, 2017 - University of Wisconsin, Madison
IBA Members Only - One Awarded $925

This IBA scholarship program enables a human resource professional to expand his or her knowledge of the banking industry and human resource management.

This popular one-week school, designed specifically for HR professionals in the financial industry, addresses today’s most critical HR issues. This school provides the foundation for new or veteran human resource professionals to tie together the important issues in human resource management with a bottom-line understanding about the business of banking.

Nomination Form PDF Document

ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking Scholarship

June 1 - June 8, 2017
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Tuition $3,995 per year | Scholarship offer is a 1/3 of that per year

This executive management school for the financial services industry is designed to develop leaders who are able to compete in the 21st century. The primary objectives of the school are to provide you with the knowledge and skills to recognize and solve executive management problems and to implement solutions. With an industry undergoing such rapid change, highly developed leadership skills are required to meet the challenges and rapid changes occurring in the industry. Stonier's intense three-year program brings together the best and the brightest minds in the banking industry to be challenged by expert faculty and fellow students. Through a variety of team-building experiences students are able to brainstorm and share ideas. They develop strategies to be proactive in today's competitive financial environment, improve their effectiveness and internal working relationships, and hone their skills in all areas of banking.

Partnering With Wharton: The Wharton School is world-renowned for its academic strengths. As a partner with Stonier, this world-class institution delivers outstanding leadership courses that will help participants not just survive, but thrive, in a world of change and uncertainty. The courses are seamlessly integrated with the rest of the Stonier program and graduates will receive both a Stonier Diploma and a Wharton Leadership Certificate.

Scholarship Application PDF Document