Community Banking in the 21st Century Emerging Scholars Applications

Applications for the Community Banking in the 21st Century Emerging Scholars program are due Friday, June 8, 2018. First introduced as part of the 2015 conference, the Emerging Scholars Program is intended to support Ph.D. students who are considering or working on a dissertation on a banking-related topic.  Three scholars will be selected to attend and participate in the 2018 conference, with their travel and lodging expenses paid by the program.  Previous scholars have found attending the conference to be a very valuable experience.

Graduate students who would benefit from attending the conference and interacting with the researchers, regulators and community bankers are encouraged to download the application and apply. Applications can be submitted by email to

The annual Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference is scheduled for October 3-4, 2018, at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The conference is co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve System and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS).