In partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, WBA is pleased to announce and offer educational scholarships for select WBA fall events to bankers who are members of historically underrepresented groups. Scholarships will cover the registration fee of the selected program along with overnight accommodations as needed. Other travel expenses and meals not provided at the event are to be covered by the individual/bank.

(CLOSED) WBA Commercial Lending School | October 12–14, 2022 | Madison

  • Deadline to submit your scholarship application: Friday, September 16, 2022
  • Scholarship winner will be contacted during the week of September 19 to arrange registration details and hotel accommodations
  • This 3-day school was developed as an advanced-level program, assuming participants have work experience and prior training in commercial lending and/or financial statement analysis. Case studies, in-class work, instructor-led discussions, and facilitation are all elements of this school with an emphasis on cash flow, financial analysis, and loan structure
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WBA BOLT Winter Leadership Summit | November 9, 2022 | Wisconsin Dells

  • Deadline to submit your scholarship application: Friday, September 30, 2022
  • Scholarship winner will be contacted in early October to arrange registration details and hotel accommodations
  • This one-day annual summit brings together Wisconsin community banking emerging leaders for a full day of education and networking. BOLT stands for Building Our Leaders of Tomorrow and represents the emerging leaders section of membership within WBA. Any banker who is looking to grow in their career in banking and further develop their leadership skills should consider being a part of the BOLT Section. This one-day summit will be an information-packed and high energy day focused on preparing banking’s future and current leaders!
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WBA LEAD360 Conference | November 16–17, 2022 | Wisconsin Dells

  • Deadline to submit your scholarship application: Friday, September 30, 2022
  • Scholarship winner will be contacted in early October to arrange registration details and hotel accommodations
  • This one-and-a-half-day annual conference brings together Wisconsin community bankers with roles in marketing, sales, retail banking, and financial literacy initiatives. This multi-track conference will feature several keynote speakers, breakout sessions to dive into various areas of banking, several peer group discussion opportunities for you to meet and connect with other bankers, and an exhibit hall featuring vendors who offer services and products that can help your bank!
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