Drew Adams accepts the
George H. Hempel $500 Scholarship.

John Bollinger and Andy Castle accept
the Alumni Association $500 Scholarship.

Gregg Booth accepts the
the President's Peer Recognition $1,000 Scholarship.

Nic Dougan and Kyle McVey accept
the James Gardner Commerce Street Capital $2,500 Scholarship.

Chad Elledge accepts the
Peer Recognition $1,000 scholarship.

Leslie Enright and Eric Hargroves accept
the James Gardner Commerce Street Capital $2,500 Scholarship.

David Gard and Michael Morris accept
the James Gardner Memorial $500 Scholarship.

Tawny Halandras accepts the
Dewey & Gigi Corley $500 Scholarship.

Jessica Kultgen accepts the
Mary Ann Bishop-Hebel $1,000 Scholarship.

Colin Luba accepts the
Alumni Association $500 Scholarship.

Amy Swartwood and Jason Foster accept
the Trustees $1,000 Scholarship.

Emeline Dunn accepts the
Peer Recognition $1,000 Scholarship.

Rodney West accepts the
Trustees $1,000 Scholarship.

Merit-based Scholarship Programs

In 2006, the SW Graduate School of Banking reconfirmed its commitment to the highest quality education and the banking industry by creating a unique set of merit-based scholarship programs. In addition to the School's scholarship partnerships with banking associations throughout the country—recognizing talented incoming freshmen with $1,000 scholarship—SWGSB has made a substantial commitment to merit- and leadership-based scholarships for current SWGSB students. It now sets the standard among graduate schools of banking in the U.S. SWGSB also offers its graduates a merit-based, competitive scholarship to attend and graduate from the SMU-COX MBA program. Only at SWGSB will you receive academic credit toward a top-tier MBA program and earn a scholarship to help you pay for it!

Academic Merit Scholarships

SWGSB Merit Scholarships are awarded without regard to financial need; they are gifts that will be applied directly to the participant's tuition bill or, in the case of graduating seniors, refunded to the sponsoring institution (students paying their own tuition will receive the tuition refund directly). All students who attend SWGSB are reviewed automatically for scholarship eligibility. Except where noted, no separate application is required. Scholarships are based primarily on merit, although leadership criteria will also be considered.

James B. Gardner Scholarship. This is the most prestigious scholarship available. It is given to up to 2 returning junior students and up to 3 graduating seniors. The grant is funded by Commerce Street Capital, in honor of Senior Managing Director James B. Gardner, SWGSB Class VI.

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Awards: Up to $2,500 is applied directly to returning juniors' next year's tuition or refunded to graduating seniors. These awards are given to the highest-ranking students in each class. When class rank is not a clearly defining factor, the scholarship committee will take SWGSB leadership into consideration. Juniors who receive this award are eligible to receive the award again as graduating seniors. Class ranking is still the deciding factor. Note: The student must graduate to receive the award. Up to $500 is applied to returning juniors' next year's tuition or refunded to graduating seniors for the Corley Scholarship in honor of Mr. Gardner.
Minimum Requirements: He or she must be a current SWGSB student in good standing and must graduate from SWGSB. All assignments must be completed on time and submitted in proper form. The student must conduct himself or herself professionally while on campus. Any violation of these requirements will render the student ineligible, regardless of class standing.
Application: No application required.

Trustees Scholarship. The SWGSB Board of Trustees Scholarship is available for up to 2 returning junior students and 2 graduating seniors. This scholarship is funded by the SWGSB Foundation, the Board of Trustees and other industry donors.

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Awards: Up to $1,000 applied directly to returning juniors' next year's tuition or refunded to graduating seniors. These awards are given to the highest-ranked students in each class. When class rank is not a clearly defining factor, the scholarship committee will consider SWGSB leadership. Juniors who receive this award are eligible to receive the award again as graduating seniors. Class ranking is still the deciding factor. Note: The student must graduate to receive the award.
Minimum Requirements: Must be a current SWGSB student in good standing and graduate from SWGSB. All assignments must be completed on time and submitted in proper form. The student must conduct himself or herself professionally while on campus. Any violation of these requirements will render the student ineligible regardless of their class standing.
Application: No application required.

Alumni Scholarship. The SWGSB Alumni Association scholarship is available for up to 2 returning junior students and 2 graduating seniors. This scholarship is funded by the SWGSB Alumni Association, the SWGSB Foundation and other donors who support the industry.

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Awards: Up to $500 applied to returning juniors next year's tuition or refunded to seniors who graduate. These awards are given to the highest ranked students in each class. When class rank is not a clearly defining metric, the scholarship committee will take SWGSB leadership into consideration in awarding the scholarship. Juniors who receive this award are eligible to receive the award again when they graduate in their senior year, but class ranking is still the deciding factor. The student must graduate to receive the award.
Minimum Requirements: Must be a current SWGSB student in good standing and graduate from SWGSB. All assignments must be completed on time and in a professional manner. The student must conduct themselves professionally while on campus. Any violation of these requirements will render the student ineligible regardless of their class standing.
Application: No application required.

Dewey & Gigi Corley Scholarships. This award is given to up to 3 returning junior students and up to 2 graduating seniors. The grant is funded by Commerce Street Capital, in honor of Senior Managing Director James B. Gardner, SWGSB Class VI, and the Corley Family.

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Awards: Up to $500 is applied to returning juniors' next year's tuition or refunded to graduating seniors. These awards are given to the highest-ranking students in each class. When class rank is not a clearly defining factor, the scholarship committee will take SWGSB leadership into consideration. Juniors who receive this award are eligible to receive the award again as graduating seniors. Class ranking is still the deciding factor. Note: The student must graduate to receive the award.
Minimum Requirements: He or she must be a current SWGSB student in good standing and must graduate from SWGSB. All assignments must be completed on time and submitted in proper form. The student must conduct himself or herself professionally while on campus. Any violation of these requirements will render the student ineligible, regardless of class standing.
Application: No application required.

Mary Ann Bishop-Hebel Scholarships. Business Bank of Texas has established a merit-based scholarship at Southern Methodist University's SW Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) in honor of the bank's co-founder Mary Ann Bishop-Hebel. SWGSB is considered one of the nation's top banking educational institutions.

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Awards: Up to $1,000 is applied to returning juniors' next year's tuition or refunded to graduating seniors. The Mary Ann Bishop-Hebel Scholarship will be awarded each year to an outstanding female candidate attending the business school, enabling more young women to follow Mary Ann's legacy into successful careers in banking.
Minimum Requirements: He or she must be a current SWGSB student in good standing and must graduate from SWGSB. All assignments must be completed on time and submitted in proper form. The student must conduct himself or herself professionally while on campus. Any violation of these requirements will render the student ineligible, regardless of class standing.
Application: No application required.

President's Scholarship. The President's Scholarship is available for returning junior student or graduating senior student.

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Awards: Up to $1,000 applied directly to a returning junior's next year's tuition or refunded to a graduating senior. This award is among those awards given to the highest-ranked students in each class. When class rank is not a clearly defining factor, the scholarship committee will consider SWGSB leadership. A junior who receives this award is eligible to receive the award again as a graduating senior. Class ranking is still the deciding factor. Note: The student must graduate to receive the award.
Minimum Requirements: Must be a current SWGSB student in good standing and graduate from SWGSB. All assignments must be completed on time and submitted in proper form. The student must conduct himself or herself professionally while on campus. Any violation of these requirements will render the student ineligible regardless of their class standing.
Application: No application required.

SWGSB-COX MBA Program Scholarship

The SWGSB-Cox MBA Program Scholarship was created in 2006 to recognize those SWGSB students who take their SWGSB education to the next level by successfully entering and completing the Cox MBA Program. The SWGSB Foundation funded this scholarship to encourage further study and excellence as a natural progression of the "SWGSB Experience."

Awards: The SWGSB-Cox MBA Program Scholarship covers up to $5,000 of the Cox MBA tuition, depending on funding available. This academic award is competitively awarded to a SWGSB graduate and granted upon the successful completion of the Cox MBA program.
Minimum Requirements: He or she must be a graduate of the SW Graduate School of Banking, admitted and successfully complete the Cox School of Business within three years of his or her SWGSB graduation (time limits are determined by COX-MBA). All requisites must be met, within the time allowed and in accordance with the school's accepted guidelines and principles. The student must also abide by both schools' codes of conduct. Any violation of the schools' policies and professional standards will render the student ineligible, regardless of his or her class standing.
Application: Must apply for scholarship to be eligible for consideration. Call the SWGSB office for application details.

Entering Freshman Scholarship

Scholarships for entering freshmen are available through a number of sources. SWGSB itself has established the Millennium Scholarship jointly with a number of state banking associations. If your banking association is not listed, please let us know and we will work with them to establish a comparable scholarship with them. The associations currently offering Millennium Scholarships include:

Association Contact Phone Application
Arkansas Bankers Association Derek Rudkin 501-376-3741 Application Form
Independent Bankers Association of Texas Julie Courtney 512-474-6889 Application Form
Oklahoma Bankers Association Janis Reeser 405-424-5252 Application Form
Nebraska/Kansas Schools of Banking Tami R. Lutzi 402-474-1555
Texas Bankers Association Jocelyn Carby 512-472-8388 Application Form
Texas Tech Banking School Terri Ward 806-834-8353 Application Form

Several other organizations also recognize the quality of the SWGSB program and offer scholarships to the industry, including:

Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Contact: C. Thomas McVey
Director of Learning Services
CSBS Education Foundation
1129 20th Street NW, Ninth Floor
Washington, DC 20036-4306
Phone: 202-296-2840
Direct: 304-549-9584
Fax: 202-296-1928
E-mail: tmcvey@csbs.org
https://www.csbs.org/graduate-school-scholarship

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