Community Banking Scholarship Opportunity

Independent community banks and those who work within them are vital to the success and longevity of our communities throughout South Dakota.  The ICBSD scholarship was designed to encourage students to pursue a career in community banking, increase public awareness of locally owned banks and their contributions to the community. We will award ten, $1,000.00 scholarships to eligible high school seniors or post secondary students who are enrolling or are currently enrolled at an accredited two or four year college, university, or community/technical school in South Dakota. Applications will be accepted August 1, 2023 through October 2, 2023.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must currently attend, or have plans to attend, a South Dakota college, university or technical school.
  • Applicant’s parent/guardian or grandparent must currently be employed by a community bank, or the applicant has been employed by the bank.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an eligible school for the 2023-2024 school year.
  • The below application, essay and letter of recommendation must be completed and submitted in full before October 2, 2023.


Terms: by submitting the below application I am agreeing to let ICBSD use my information and image for marketing purposes. I also understand awards checks will be issued in the students name to the designated school.