Grants, Gifts, & Scholarships


The Wisconsin Bankers Foundation (WBF) is pleased to announce the launch of our annual Spring Scholarship program!

This scholarship program is open to all graduating high school seniors who will be furthering their education at a Wisconsin state-accredited college, university, or state-operated technical school. Applicants may plan to enroll on a full- or part-time basis, but must show proof of enrollment for a minimum of eight (8) credits. Note: students planning to attend a government military academy or privately run trade school are not eligible to apply.

Completed applications must be submitted no later than Friday, May 1, 2020.

Four awards of $2,000 each will be given to qualified applicants. Selection criteria include:

  • Scholastic and academic achievement
  • Demonstration of financial literacy capabilities and resources
  • Ability to articulate career plans
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community involvement
  • Other work experience
  • Having a career goal in the financial services industry

Completed applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, May 1, 2020. 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.