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.

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Veterans Scholarship

The American College and ICBA Veterans Scholarship Initiative

The American College of Financial Services and ICBA is proud to offer this "20 in 2020" scholarship opportunity to the men and women who served honorably in the armed forces, as well as their spouses, who went on to have a successful second career in community banking. 

This opportunity will select twenty recipients from the first 200 applicants to this program and those individuals will be awarded full scholarships to complete The American College Wealth Management Certified Professional designation.  Applications will be collected between now and August 31st, 2020.

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40 Under 40 ICBA

40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders 2020

Independent Banker magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America, unveiled its annual 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders list. The award recognizes the nation’s up-and-coming community bank innovators and influencers who represent the future of the industry.

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Best Community Banks to Work For 2020

Best Community Banks to Work For 2020

ICBA Independent Banker® magazine has opened nominations for its second annual Best Community Banks to Work For awards. Our December issue will celebrate community banks who go above and beyond to create a fulfilling work environment for their employees. Nominate your bank today!

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ICBA’s top-performing community banks

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.

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 Innovation Awards 

Independent Banker's Most Innovative Community Banks

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 Community Banks