We believe in pursuing your dreams. Each year, SFB awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Alma Center/Black River Falls, Bloomer, Durand, Eau Claire, Ladysmith, and River Falls.


Recipients are chosen on a variety of factors including involvement in school, youth organizations and community events with particular preference given to students pursuing a career in finance, accounting or business administration.

Requirements include:

  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior.
  • Applicant must be continuing education at a four-year university or two-year technical college.
  • Applicant or parent/guardian of applicant must be an account holder at SFB.
  • Applicant must have a high school accumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Application Deadline: March 1

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When selecting the scholarship winners, SFB's Giving Committee will place special emphasis on the following additional guidelines:

  • Student plans to major in finance, accounting, or business administration in their higher education.
  • Student was a co-op student or a high school employee of SFB.
  • Student has a parent or guardian employed with SFB.
  • Student has significant involvement in school, youth organizations, and church/community events.

Scholarship winners will be notified by June 1.

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The winners receive $500 upon successful completion of their first semester and enrollment of their second semester. Two students will be awarded a scholarship in each market where SFB has a location.

2023 Scholarship Recipents

  • Elizabeth Anderson, Eau Claire Memorial High School
  • Drae Bauer, Durand High School
  • Hope Burki, Dove and Sparrow Academy
  • Maggie Chilson, Regis High School
  • Ericka Cortes-Medina, Lincoln Jr/Sr. High School
  • Cicely Kiecker, Bloomer High School
  • Payton Kopp, Plum City High School
  • Grace Mentink, Baldwin-Woodville High School
  • Haylie Schmidt, Black River Falls High School
  • Brooke Schwebach, Elmwood High School
  • Emma Southworth, Bloomer High School
  • Kelli Zimmer, Flambeau High School
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