Banks Family Education Fund

The Bank Family Education Fund was established by Daniel Banks, Barbara Banks, and their family to offer scholarships to students interested in outdoors, wildlife, and conservation, giving them the opportunity to further their education. The fund offers up to $2,000 yearly scholarships to current students who maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.


The scholarships are awarded twice annually, in April and again in October of each year.

Deadlines for scholarship submissions are March 30 and September 30.

Eligibility Criteria

The scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years of age.

The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college, undergraduate or graduate degree program in the United States. The scholarship is offered to both part-time and full-time students.

Candidates must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

The scholarship is void in any jurisdiction where prohibited by law.

How to Apply

In order to apply for the scholarship, applicants should submit a 750-word-minimum original essay that expresses your appreciation of outdoors, wildlife, and conservation.

The application must be submitted using this Scholarship Application Form.

Application deadlines:

  • March 30
  • September 30

Selection Process

Bank Family Education Fund will select the award winner at their sole discretion. The winner will be seleced based on the originality, correctness, and quality of the submitted essay.

The decision of the Bank Family Education Fund is final.


The winner will be notified within 30 days of each deadline.

To receive the awards, the winners must provide proof of enrollment or study. If they cannot or will not provide this confirmation within 10 calendar days after delivery of notification, the award will be given to the next appropriate participant in line.

The scholarship award will be paid directly to the educational institute where the applicant is enrolled.


We do not charge the applicants in any way. We are not affiliated with any specific educational institute. Information provided in the scholarship application will not be shared with any third party.