BankWest Scholarships

Investing in a brighter future.

BankWest is much more than a financial institution, it’s a community of friends and neighbors who gather together to make a difference. To ensure we have a brighter future, BankWest invests thousands of dollars each year in BankWest Scholarships to help further our young people’s education. That’s what community banking is all about.

BankWest supports academic activities and post-secondary studies

For nearly 30 years, BankWest has invested in the education of our state’s most valuable resource … its youth. Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders and BankWest is a strong supporter of academic activities and post-secondary studies.

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BankWest provides 18 BankWest Scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduate college students who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Applicant must be a BankWest deposit account holder for a minimum of six months preceding the application deadline.
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen.
  • Applicant must be a high school senior or full-time undergraduate student currently attending an accredited post high school educational institution.
  • Applicant must not have previously received a BankWest scholarship.

Each BankWest Scholarship has a $1,500 value and may be used to fund tuition at any accredited, post-secondary educational institution. Involvement in community activities, personal character and academic integrity are the three primary areas of consideration in the application process.

BankWest Scholarship applications are available after the first of the year and awards are granted in the spring.

Ways to fund your college education with BankWest

CDs
It’s never too early to begin saving for your education. Certificates of deposit are among the safest investments a person can make.
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Expert Help
Our investment professionals can help you plan for your education and beyond.
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IRAs
Retirement accounts aren’t just for retirement any more. See how a Roth IRA can help your funds grow.
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Our Customers Put it Best: What Makes BankWest Great

“The BankWest Scholarship Program touches lives in tremendous ways. When my father passed away at a young age, our family’s finances were tight. I received a BankWest Scholarship and it helped make my education possible.”

Sarena Beastrom
Certified Public Accountant
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