Awards & Scholarships


NCBSA 2020

National Community Bank Service Awards 2020

The National Community Bank Service Awards, presented by the Independent Community Bankers of America and sponsored by FIS, recognize community banks providing outstanding, hands-on volunteer community service efforts to their local communities. Submissions are open now and run through May 31.

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40 Under 40

40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders 2020

We seek to recognize community banking’s brightest, most promising young professionals. Winners will be featured in Independent Banker’s June 2020 issue and honored at ICBA’s LEAD FWD Summit.

The Nomination Period is January 1 – January 31.

Independent Banker: Best Community Banks to Work For 2019

Today’s most talented employees demand exceptional employers. The December 2019 issue of Independent Banker magazine celebrates the community banks with the best workplaces in its inaugural Best Community Banks to Work For awards.

Nominations for 2020 to start in June/July

Read About 2019's Winners


ICBA’s top-performing community banks

Our annual list of the year’s go-getters is here! Read on to see the 75 community banks that took the crown, and hear from nine that shined because of their cutting-edge technology, strategic growth and superior personal service.

Read About These Top Performers


 Innovation Awards 

These five community banks are all making bold changes in different ways. They’re finding their own forms of pushing the envelope, whether it’s leading the charge in a new line of business or developing high-tech solutions that will benefit the entire community banking industry. What unites them is a willingness to think outside of the box.

Meet the Most Innovative Community Banks