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Community First Bank (CFB) is pleased to provide $500 scholarships to high school seniors graduating from these area school districts in our general market area: Reedsburg, Boscobel, Richland Center, Livingston, Fennimore, Muscoda/Riverdale, Baraboo, Platteville, Prairie du Chien, Lancaster, Dodgeville, Mineral Point, North Crawford, Wisconsin Dells, River Ridge, Wauzeka-Steuben, Highland, Ithaca, Weston and Belmont. In addition, $500 scholarships are available to incoming or current students of any campus of these colleges studying in the areas of agriculture or business: Southwest Technical College, Madison College, and University of Wisconsin – Platteville.

The scholarship criteria is based on academics, activities, leadership, achievements, accomplishments, and written communication.


A graduating high school senior residing in our general market area with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or greater through the 7th semester of senior year. We encourage all eligible students to apply; however, student(s) receiving the Academic Excellence Higher Education Scholarship will not qualify for the Community First Bank scholarship.


Please complete your personal information and the Scholarship Application Form below. The application must be completed in one session, so please review the application, gather needed information, prepare your written statement, and then return to this page to submit your information when ready.

Attach your GPA attestation/transcript and typed written communication at the end of this application. If you are unable to complete the application electronically, please reproduce the application in a similar format, including the GPA attestation and typed written communication, and return the entire packet to:

Community First Bank
Attn: Scholarship Committee
101 North Wisconsin
Ave. Muscoda, WI 53573

All scholarships must be received, whether submitted electronically or hard copy, by 5pm on Friday, March 10th, 2023. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.


Selected scholarship recipients will be notified in early April via the email provided on the application. A check will be mailed by August 1st, 2023, to the financial aid office at the college you will be attending.

  • Application Form


  • State the two most challenging courses you have taken and why they were challenging:


  • List the extra-curricular, community and other volunteer activities in which you were involved during high school and the number of years involved. Example: Football 4 yrs, Student Council 2 yrs, Chorus 3 yrs, 4-H 3 yrs, FCA 2 yrs, LEO Club 1 yr, Church Lector 2 yrs.

  • If additional spaces are needed, please upload additional pages using the File Upload tool at the bottom of this page.


  • What leadership roles did you take and what do you think they taught you about being a leader? Example: President, Chairperson, Captain, Shift Leader, Employee of the Month. Please note that this could also apply to your outside work, work study, church or other organizations.


  • List what you feel your major achievements or accomplishments were while in high school. Example: Honor roll, letter winner, all-conference, district/state competition in forensics, mock trial, music, etc.

  • Briefly explain what you gained from your high school experiences and what you might have done differently.


  • In a half-page typed document, briefly explain why you feel you need or have earned this scholarship. Example: Your strengths, goals, and special circumstances, such as, other siblings in college, single parent home, illness or disability of self or family member, etc.

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    • BEFORE hitting send, did you: Fully complete your personal information and the application? Enter a valid email address? Upload your GPA attestation/transcript? Upload your typed written communication?

      NOTE: make sure to click “start upload” after you add files. Files are not successfully uploaded until a green check mark appears in the status column.

      Please contact with any questions.