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VBA Bank Day Scholarship Program

Sponsored by the VBA Education Foundation and the VBA Emerging Bank Leaders

Bank Day will take place on March 17, 2020.  

What is Bank Day?

The third Tuesday in March was declared Bank Day in Virginia by the Virginia General Assembly in 1991. On this day, Virginia high school seniors spend a day in banks across the Commonwealth shadowing a banker in their daily duties. The purpose of this experience is for the students to learn about banking, financial services, and the vital role banks play in their communities. 

From their experience, the students are required to write an essay, and thirteen scholarships (six honorable mention, six regional and one statewide) are awarded on the basis of the essays. 

Congratulations to the 2019 Winners!

Congratulations to the 2019 Bank Day statewide winner who will receive a total of $7,500 in scholarships! 
Yashodhara Varma, Maggie L. Walker Governor's School, Essex Bank

Read her winning essay here.

Congratulations to the 2019 Bank Day regional and honorable mention winners!

The following students had the winning regional essays and will receive $2,500. 

  • Capitol Regional Winner: Yashodhara Varma, Maggie L. Walker Governor's School, Essex Bank
  • Central/Southside Regional Winner: Caleb Todd, Craig County High School, Bank of Botetourt
  • Eastern Virginia Regional Winner: Rachel Clarke, Lancaster High School, Virginia Commonwealth Bank
  • Northern Virginia Regional Winner: Heledana Ekubezghi, T.C. Williams High School, Burke & Herbert Bank
  • Southwest Virginia Regional Winner: McKenna Jordan, Castlewood High School, New Peoples Bank
  • Valley Regional Winner: Seth Furry, Turner Ashby High School, Pendleton Community Bank

An additional six, $1,000 honorable mention scholarships will be awarded, one in each of the regions. The following students were chosen as the honorable mention winners:

  • Capitol Honorable Mention Winner: McKenzie Elim, James River High School, Union Bank & Trust
  • Central/Southside Honorable Mention Winner: Krutik Nigam, Carlisle School, Blue Ridge Bank
  • Eastern Virginia Honorable Mention Winner: Regan Smith, Norfolk Christian, TowneBank
  • Northern Virginia Honorable Mention Winner: Rossen Colov, Patriot High School, Burke & Herbert Bank
  • Southwest Virginia Honorable Mention Winner: Rainni Crutchfield, Chilhowie High School, New Peoples Bank
  • Valley Honorable Mention Winner: Emily Daggett, Turner Ashby High School, Pendleton Community Bank

Questions about Bank Day? 

Please contact Monica McDearmon at 804-819-4743.