Timberwood Bank University

We are excited to offer a financial education opportunity for Tomah High School seniors!

Read our Press Release from our first year of Timberwood Bank University here.

Timberwood Bank University is a seven-week financial education and scholarship program for Tomah High School seniors available through Timberwood Bank.  Each course will be 60 minutes and includes established financial literacy materials as well as unique lesson plans created by Timberwood Bank staff and guest instructors.   

Space is limited for this no-cost program.  Students must complete an entry application and be committed to attend, be engaged, and complete assignments on time.

Courses include:

  • Welcome Night / Intro to TBU
  • Insurance with Jeff Holthaus
  • Identity Theft & Cyber Security with Alicia Weinshrott and Brenda Meyer
  • Budgeting & Saving with Sara Gigous and Chelsea Hericks
  • Economy & Credit with Kevin Ravenscroft and Matt Fries
  • Loans with Tom Trautsch and Kristi Arzt
  • Planning for the Future with Lenny Bakken / Class Review with Q&A

Each graduate will receive a $250 academic scholarship if all program requirements are met.  Each graduate also has the opportunity to earn greater scholarships through an essay contest that is judged by a bank committee.  Students with the highest scores are the recipients of scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for first place and $750 for second place.

Course Schedule:  6:00-7:00pm, Wednesdays starting February 13, 2019
Application Deadline:  January 15, 2019
Application:  Timberwood Bank University Application along with two letters of recommendation.  Completed applications can be turned into Timberwood Bank, 110 W Veterans St, Tomah, WI 54660 or emailed to [email protected].

Scholarship eligibility requirements:

  • Attendance for all seven courses.  Students can make up one course by obtaining the materials and completing the course assignment.
  • Complete all assignments.
  • Submit an essay based upon criteria provided.

Benefits of completing the program:

  • A minimum of $250 academic scholarship
  • A free copy of the book, “This might be a dumb question, but How Does Money Work” by Joe Fazio
  • A completion certificate
  • Invaluable knowledge of personal finance
  • A chance to be the essay contest winner and recipient of:
    • First place: $1,000 academic scholarship
    • Second place: $750 academic scholarship

Please contact Timberwood Bank at (608) 372-2265 with any questions about the program or application process.