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Bank Day Scholarship Program

Bank Day Scholarship Program

PCB is excited to partner with the Virginia Bankers Association Education Foundation (VBA) to offer high school seniors a unique scholarship opportunity on March 21st called Bank Day.

What is bank day?

The third Tuesday in March was declared Bank Day by the Virginia General Assembly in 1991. Through this program, high school seniors learn about banking, financial services, career opportunities within the banking industry, and the vital role banks play in their communities. From their experience, the students are required to write essays. Thirteen scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the essays.

Students will have access to a VBA-created Bank Day resource webpage over a three-week window from March 13-31, 2023. This resource page will house relevant information that students will need to research in order to complete their essays for a chance to win college scholarships.

PCB will also be hosting students at our Downtown Harrisonburg Financial Center on March 21st for an opportunity to learn more about our bank, the banking industry in Virginia, how we support our community, and careers in banking. Our office is located at 57 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

How much scholarship money is available?

  • A total of $26,000 will be awarded to twelve students across the Commonwealth.
  • Six honorable mention winners, each winning a $1,000 scholarship.
  • Six regional winners, each winning a $2,500 scholarship.
  • One of the regional winners will also be named the statewide winner, earning an extra $5,000 scholarship for a total of $7,500 in college scholarships!

How can students participate?

In order to participate, students must be currently enrolled as seniors in a Virginia high school with cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or higher. Interested students must register online by March 3rd. 

In March, students will be contacted directly by the VBA with more information about the program and a link to access the resource webpage. Meanwhile, students can learn more about the program on this flyer


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