Summer Banking Institute


The Summer Banking Institute (SBI) intends to enhance the workforce diversity and inclusion in the U.S. financial industry.


After selecting the students during the Fall semester, the students are trained for four weeks in Universal Banking starting in May. The trainers are teachers from Central State University, as well as professional bankers from the various financial institutions. Once the in-class training is finished, the participants (the students) are placed in various banks for an eight week paid internship.


In 2017 the program had only 10 participants, 2018 we had 23 participants, and this year 2019 we had more than 31 participants.


The SBI program has received financial and technical support from institutions from Union Savings Bank, Guardian Savings Bank, First Financial Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank, LCNB National Bank, First National Bank of Lebanon, The Park National Bank of Southwest Ohio & Northern Kentucky, 1st National Bank, Peoples Bank, and Monroe Federal.


Previous SBI participants have accepted full-time positions within the financial industry with institutions such as Union Savings Bank, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.


This is a very competitive program and only highly motivated students will be accepted.


All Majors are welcome to apply. All students will be housed on campus for the entire duration of the program and have their room and board fully paid.


Any student interested in this program must complete an online application below Please have your letter of recommendations sent directly to swashington@centralstate.edu


Eligibility:

  1. Applicant must be a Central State University student, in good standing, maintaining at least a 2.50 grade point average.
  2. All applicants must be available for the full twelve-week program (Final schedule to be determined).
  3. Send your cover letter and resume to jdanik@Centralstate.edu (You will receive a confirmation email of receipt, if you do not get one please stop by our office 157 in Charles S. Smith Hall).
  4. Please have your letter of recommendations sent directly to swashington@centralstate.edu
  5. Complete and pass a background check.
  6. Agree to sign a contract accepting the program contractual terms and conditions upon selection/acceptance of the program.


FULL DAILY ATTENDANCE, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. IS MANDATORY THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROGRAM


Please have your letter of recommendations sent directly to swashington@centralstate.edu


Send your cover letter and resume to jdanik@centralstate.edu (You will receive a confirmation email of receipt, if you do not get one please stop by our office 157 in Charles S. Smith Hall).


All applicants must be available for the full twelve-week program (Final schedule to be determined).


Registration Form