Banner Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Banner Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by Far West Bank of Provo in 1990 to support students in the Woodbury School of Business. In 2006 Far West Bank was acquired by AmericanWest Bank, and the scholarship name was changed. Then in 2014 AmericanWest Bank merged with Banner Bank, and the name was changed again.
Susan Larsen, a former vice president at AmericanWest Bank, said, “We are continually impressed with the work of UVU to assist thousands of students in achieving their academic goals. The education and hands-on learning you provide is the foundation for students to turn their dreams into reality. We are pleased to play a small role in your mission with this scholarship. Thank you for all you do to positively impact the spirit of our region and the economic vitality of Utah!”
Banner Bank has been serving communities in the west since 1890, with a focus on delivering competitive financial services to clients. Banner Bank is a Washington state-chartered commercial bank and a subsidiary of Banner Corporation, a $9.8 billion bank holding company. Headquartered in Walla Walla, Washington, Banner Bank began expanding its service area throughout the Pacific Northwest in the 1960s. Today it operates 190 full-service branches and 12 loan offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, and Utah.
Banner Bank strives to give back to the communities it serves, helping to make them better places in which to work and live. In 2016, more than 800 Banner Bank employees donated 30,000 hours in their communities.