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Help Us Support Local Backpack Snack Programs


September is Community Impact Month! Launched by the Minnesota Bankers Association, Community Impact Month creates an opportunity for banks to highlight the many volunteer opportunities available to help build stronger local communities.
Citizens Bank Minnesota is taking this one step further and supporting area Backpack Projects throughout the 2019-2020 school year, and we are asking for your support!
Please consider monetary or snack donations for area BackPack Snack Programs. Our first collection dates are September 3 – 6, 2019. For a full list of items needed for each of our locations, visit our website at:  Thank you for your support!

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Teach Children To Save – 2019


Jefferson Elementary 2nd graders made this awesome ‘thank you’ poster for us!

Citizens Bank Minnesota is a proud participant of National Teach Children to Save (TCTS). TCTS is an opportunity to foster relationships in our communities, while giving young people the tools and inspiration for a successful financial future.

This year several Citizens employees visited 908-second grade students in eleven schools to talk about saving money. We discussed the importance of saving, how interest is earned, the safety of saving in a bank, and how to earn money to save for important items in the future. The presentation includes a saving activity, which is a good visual, interactive way to illustrate the benefits of saving at a bank.

Citizens offers a great youth savings account, WooHoo! U!  This account is a tiered savings account that starts with a rate of 3.04% APY!

LEARN MORE about this youth savings account on our website here: WooHoo! U

If you are interested in opening a savings account for your child or grandchild at Citizens, please stop in to talk with one of our Client Service Representatives today!

By Lori Dummer, Marketing Assistant

Citizens Bank Minnesota’s Awards Eight Scholarships to High School Students

Citizens Bank Minnesota is proud to support the youth of our communities by awarding scholarships to area students. This year marks the nineteenth year of the program! These scholarships are part of the Community Bankers Scholarship Program TM and 8 students were awarded the annual Citizens Bank Minnesota scholarship.

Amber Adelman, a graduate of Lakeville South, Faith Bergeman, a graduate of Madelia High School, and Hannah Blumhoefer, a graduate of New Ulm Public High School were recently presented with a $1,000.00 scholarship that is renewable for a potential value of $4,000.00 over four years of post-secondary education.

Elle Cooper, a graduate of New Ulm Public High School, Johanna Stelljes, a graduate of Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School, and Jennifer Wear, a graduate of Sibley East High School were the recipients of a $1,000.00 scholarship.

Taylor Forstner, a graduate of New Ulm Public High School and Connor Schaper, a graduate of Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School were the recipients of a $500.00 scholarship.

Citizens awards eight scholarships to customers graduating from high school. Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two year or four year college in the fall following graduation. Scholarships are available to Citizens Bank Minnesota’s customers who complete the online educational banking videos and have a Citizens checking account. Citizens is proud to invest in their futures by promoting education and excellence.


Amber, daughter of Judi Adelman and Duane Adelman, will be attending Northeastern University this fall, pursuing a degree in economics.






Faith, daughter of Melissa Bergeman and Eric Gunderson, will be attending the College of Saint Benedict this fall, pursuing a degree in nursing or pre-med.





Hannah, daughter of Scott and Shelly Blumhoefer, will be attending Iowa State University this fall, pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering.






Elle, daughter of Brigette and Scott Cooper, will be attending the University of Wisconsin, Madison this fall, pursuing a degree in engineering.






Johanna, daughter of Ross and Laura Stelljes, will be attending the University of North Dakota this fall, pursuing a degree in commercial aviation.




Wear, Jennifer


Jennifer, daughter of Tom and Renee Wear, will be attending Iowa State University this fall, pursuing a degree in agribusiness.






Taylor, daughter of Kevin and Jodi Forstner, will be attending Minnesota State University, Mankato this fall, pursuing a degree in biology-dentistry.






Connor, son of Patricia and Blake Schaper, will be attending the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities this fall, pursuing a degree in biological sciences.





For more information about the scholarship visit:

By Lori Dummer, Marketing Assistant/Scholarship Coordinator


WooHoo! U And The Impact On Savings With Compound Interest

WooHoo! U is a tiered youth savings account that earns 3.04% APY on balances up to $4,999.99.  Numbers on paper don’t really mean a whole lot until you can visually see the savings that the rate will bring over the course of time!

Take a look at our chart below and compare how much Citizens’ awesome WooHoo! U Youth Savings account can earn, vs. a financial institution with the national average rate.

It’s a no-brainer, WooHoo! U is the best youth savings account around!

Visit our website for more information: WooHoo! U – the BEST youth savings account!

Impact on Savings

WooHoo! We’re awarding $8,000 in Scholarships!

Graudating High School Seniors - check out the 2019 Citizens Bank Minnesota Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors – check out the 2019 Citizens Bank Minnesota Scholarship!

We now offer 6 Scholarships!

  • 1-$1,000 Renewable up to three years
  • 3-$1,000 One time scholarships
  • 2-$500 One time scholarships

We’ve made the process of applying easier!  Simply watch two short, informative videos and answer a questionnaire for each. When the applications become available in February, if you meet the requirements, we’ll email you the application.

Visit for all the details or email Lori with any questions you may have at:

By Lori Dummer, Scholarship Coordinator

Save for their future…with WooHoo! U!

Who doesn’t want the best for their child or grandchild’s future? You can help them save for their future today by opening a WooHoo! U Youth Savings account for them!

With a 3.04% APY on balances up to $4,999.99, they are getting a GREAT rate until they GRADUATE! But don’t just take our word for it, check out our latest video testimonial from a happy parent!

For full details on our WooHoo! U Youth Savings Account visit our website at:

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