Kansas Bankers Association


The Kansas Bankers Education Foundation (KBEF) is a 501(c)3 corporation founded in 1998 to serve and support Kansas banks. The Foundation initially supported AIB (American Institute of Banking) training in the State of Kansas, and then evolved to provide scholarships to children of Kansas bankers. Our scholarship opportunities are expanding in 2019, so please review the list below. KBEF is totally funded by volunteer donations and a donation of any amount will be appreciated. Your donation may be tax-deductible….please consult with your tax professional.

KBEF Objectives:

  1. Enhance the Kansas Banking Industry’s Image
  2. Scholarships Targeting Students Interested in Banking Careers
  3. Bank Leaders of Kansas (BLOK) Support
  4. Financial Literacy Enhancement
  5. Workforce Development

Scholarship Offerings:

        1) Scholarships to Children of Kansas Bankers

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2019-20 academic year. Applications are due on April 5, 2019. Review criteria and apply here.

         2) One $1,000 scholarship to each of three college/university banking programs.

The Robbins Institute of Banking at Fort Hays State University

Thompson Center for Integrity in Finance & Economics Banking Minor Program at Benedictine College

Henry W. Bloch School of Management Banking Certificate Program at the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC)


For details and to apply for one of the college/university banking program scholarships listed above, please contact the college/university where the student is enrolled or you may contact Becky Tongish below.     


How to Make a Donation:

KBEF accepts donations in any amount. Please make checks payable to: Kansas Bankers Educational Foundation, PO Box 4407, Topeka, KS 66604. Secure online donations are accepted below.

KBA/KBEF Contact:      Becky Tongish, Senior Vice President
                                         Kansas Bankers Association
                                         785-232-3444, ext. 311


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