CapStar Bank announces the creation of the Southeastern School of Banking

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, June 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – CapStar Bank, a subsidiary of CapStar Financial Holdings (NASDAQ: CSTR), in partnership with the Tennessee Bankers Association, today announced three 2021 recipients from the Southeastern School of Banking (TSSB) Diversity scholarship.

The annual scholarship program was launched in 2020 to support people traditionally under-represented in the financial services industry. Each year, the scholarship recognizes three junior or senior undergraduate students who are residents of Tennessee and attend an accredited college or university, with full tuition and accommodation at the Southeastern School of Banking (TSSB). The Southeast’s first two-year banking school, TSSB offers a 70-hour hands-on banking program with on-site instruction one week each year in Nashville.

“We congratulate our first group of fellows on this exciting opportunity,” said Tim Schools, President and CEO of CapStar. “Diversity of cultures and ideas is the cornerstone of CapStar and this scholarship program represents our company’s ongoing commitment to helping the next generation of leaders pursue their dreams in the financial services industry. Our goal is to help foster a more diverse pool of skilled talent, and we look forward to the innovative contributions these talented students will make to our industry. “

This year’s CapStar Bank TSSB Diversity Scholarship recipients are:

  • Nia buntin – Major in Accounting and Business Information Technology at Tennessee Technological University
  • Jaylen davis – Major in Finance at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Harshangi Patel – Major in Finance at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

In addition to paid tuition and accommodation, the award provides an exclusive professional development benefit, as Southeastern School of Banking admission is currently restricted to banking professionals and is not available to students. . Importantly, each Fellow will be matched with a CapStar Bank employee mentor during TSSB’s two-year program and prioritized for potential CapStar employment opportunities upon graduation from university.

“Education and mentoring are an important step towards diversity in the financial services industry,” said Colin Barrett, president and CEO of the Tennessee Bankers Association. “This is why we are proud to partner with CapStar for this scholarship, which provides the type of support needed to support emerging and talented students in preparing for their careers. We join CapStar in congratulating this year’s winners.

About CapStar

CapStar Bank, with $ 3.15 billion in assets, provides a relational and highly personal banking experience for small and medium-sized private businesses, professionals and individuals. Focused on providing superior flexibility, responsiveness and customer service, CapStar serves clients through highly skilled employees, digital channels, as well as 22 financial centers in 12 counties in Tennessee. For more information on CapStar, please visit

About the Tennessee Bankers Association

The Tennessee Bankers Association is a nonprofit organization representing commercial banks and savings banks in Tennessee. The Association provides continuing education, develops and monitors state and federal legislative programs, disseminates information on all facets of the financial services industry, and promotes the public image of financial institutions. Visit us on our website,

For more information, contact:
Nicole Gibbs, (423) 457-4579
[email protected]

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