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VBA Bank Day Scholarship Program

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

Bank Day 2018 took place on March 20, 2018. 

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 2018 Statewide Winner!

Congratulations to Mackenzie Burckbuchler, who participated at Sonabank, who is the 2018 Statewide Bank Day Scholarship Winner.  As the statewide winner, Mackenzie will receive a $7,500 scholarship. You can read Mackenzie's essay here.

Congratulations to the 2018 Regional and Honorable Mention Winners!

The following regional winners each received a $2,500 scholarship and were entered to the statewide contest for a chance to win an additional $5,000 scholarship:
Capitol Regional Winner: Lucy Tignor, Banner Christian School, Village Bank
Central/Southside Regional Winner: Clara Keeley, Lord Botetourt High School, The Bank of Fincastle
Eastern Virginia Regional Winner: Mackenzie Burckbuchler, St. Margaret’s School, Sonabank
Northern Virginia Regional Winner: Timothy Ruff, Fauquier High School, The Fauquier Bank
Southwest Virginia Regional Winner: Sydney Needham, Union High School, New Peoples Bank
Valley Regional Winner: Ivy Warnell, Strasburg High School, First Bank, Virginia

The following honorable mention winners each received a $1,000 scholarship:
Capitol Honorable Mention Winner: Sarah Dowless, Appomattox Regional Governors School, The Bank of Southside Virginia
Central/Southside Honorable Mention Winner: Timothy McConville, Appomattox County High School, The Farmers Bank of Appomattox
Eastern Virginia Honorable Mention Winner: Denzel Mitchell, Northumberland High School, Virginia Commonwealth Bank
Northern Virginia Honorable Mention Winner: Harrison McBride, Bishop O’Connell High School, EagleBank
Southwest Virginia Honorable Mention Winner: Taylor Sharpe, Grayson County High School, The Bank of Marion
Valley Honorable Mention Winner: Ryan Weaver, Broadway High School, F&M Bank

Questions about Bank Day? 

Please contact Monica McDearmon at 804-819-4743.