Grants, Gifts, & Scholarships


The Wisconsin Bankers Foundation is pleased to announce a new annual scholarship program for high school seniors! This program is for students who will be furthering their education at a Wisconsin state accredited college, university or state-operated technical school. Applications will only be accepted from student bank employees and students with a parent or guardian employed at an in-state location of a Wisconsin Bankers Association member bank.

Five awards of $1,000 each will be given to qualified applicants in the following categories:

  • $1,000 for academic achievement
  • $1,000 for financial need
  • $1,000 to a student who has a career goal in the financial services industry
  • $1,000 to a student who will attend a technical college to obtain an associate degree
  • $1,000 for the Selection Committee Award

Completed applications must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Click below to download all application materials:

Good luck to all applicants!


In addition to scholarships for individuals, WBF may provide gifts or grants to non-profit entities that offer continuing education to consumers, teachers, and individuals within the banking industry.  Entities under consideration for gifts and grants must focus on financial literacy and education and must demonstrate an institutional knowledge of the U.S. financial system and a high degree of professionalism.

The WBF Board of Directors has adopted a Grant Policy and a Grant Application available to not-for-profit organizations.


The WBF has provided a gift to the National Institute of Financial and Economic Literacy (NIFEL). NIFEL is hosted by Edgewood College (a 501c3 nonprofit organization) in Madison and run by the state of Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions and Certified Business Manager Credit Education Foundation. It consists of three week-long sessions, held each summer to give teachers and other educators the tools they need to teach their students while also earning graduate credits.