**BRCB Scholarship Applications Are Now CLOSED**

Stay Tuned for local announcements of award recipients!!


Attention BRF, Lincoln, & Mel-Min

High School Graduating Class of 2023!!

Black River Country Bank is pleased and proud to be able to continue support and positively reinforce the academic and extracurricular achievements of our local high school students' careers as well as their future goals as they pursue their next level, post-secondary education through a variety of educational Scholarships offered. Please click below for our $1,000 Black River Country Bank Scholarship Application, as well as the $1,000 Wesley & Helen Meek Scholarship Application (Administered by BRCB).

Completed Scholarships can be returned to the respective High School Guidance Counselors Office or to Black River Country Bank directly. APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 14, 2023.

Black River Country Bank

Attn: Robert Becker, President

221 Main Street

Black River Falls, WI 54615


Click Here for 2023 BRCB Scholarship Application


Spring Scholarships Available Through Wisconsin Bankers Association

The Wisconsin Bankers Foundation is Now Accepting Applications for the 2023 Spring Scholarship!

WBF’s annual Spring Scholarship is now open! Wisconsin high school seniors, current college students, and adults planning to attend an accredited Wisconsin college, university, or technical college and are able to demonstrate their financial literacy capabilities and resources should apply before March 15, 2023.

A career goal within the financial service industry is not a requirement for application, however, it is encouraged!

Four (4) awards of $2,000 each will be be presented to qualified applicants who submit completed applications by March 15, 2023.


Congratulations to our 2022 Black River Country Bank Scholarship Recipients

“We at BRCB were delighted with the outstanding quality and sheer quantity of scholarship applications received through both Black River Falls High School and Melrose Mindoro High Schools for the Class of 2022. BRCB would like to congratulate all of our amazing, well-rounded scholarship recipients!” stated Tracy Madvig, Black River Country Bank’s Organization & Business Development Officer.

Michael Antonelli

Michael Antonelli, son of Dr. Darrin and Pamela Antonelli, was awarded a $1,000 Black River Country Bank Scholarship for Black River Falls High School. Michael has shown outstanding Leadership throughout his high school career – serving in roles such as National Honor Society Communications Officer, Class of 2022 Treasurer, Lions Club Honoree (twice), Basketball & Golf Captain, Leader of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and much more just by his charismatic role modeling. His unmatched work ethic and outstanding academic record has earned him Coulee Conference Scholar Athlete Honors, as well recognition as a Summa Cum Laude Honors Graduate. Michael plans to become a General Physician one day. His undergraduate plans will begin by attending University of Wisconsin – Madison, majoring in Biochemistry (pre-Med track). Michael then plans to go on to Medical School and later complete his Residency. We at Black River Country Bank send our sincere Congratulations to Michael and wish him all the best as he ventures out to accomplish his big dreams and goals!!

Wyatt Berg

Wyatt Berg of Black River Falls High School, was awarded a Wesley & Helen Meek Scholarship, administered by Black River Country Bank.  The Meek scholarship is aimed at students attending a Wisconsin accredited college and who will be pursuing a career in financial services. Wyatt’s list of achievements, especially in 4-H and FFA, are vast! The recipient of numerous 4-H Achievement Awards, Youth Leadership, Grand and Reserve Championships … as well as his multi-year service to his 4-H Chapter as President and Treasurer is quite impressive. Wyatt also served the BRF High School FFA as Chapter President for 2 years. He has been honored with several Proficiency and Achievement Awards throughout his high school career at the State Level. He is a National Honor Society Inductee, Rotary Scholar, and member of Tiger Investment Club; as well as an active teammate on the Varsity Football and Shooting Tigers Teams. Wyatt is the Owner/Operator (for the past 6 years) of WMB Livestock/Shamrock Valley Soaps!! He plans to put his entrepreneurial spirit and skills to use in pursuit of a technical degree in Business Management at either WWTC or CVTC. Wyatt is sure to be a continued success and we’re so excited to follow and support his future endeavors … Congratulations & Best of Luck, Wyatt!

Drew DeBerg

Congratulations to Drew DeBerg, son of DelRoy & Karen DeBerg, and graduate of Melrose-Mindoro High School. Drew was a recipient of a $1,000 Black River Country Bank Scholarship. Drew has been involved in numerous leadership and volunteer capacities all throughout his High School Career at Melrose-Mindoro High School. Some leadership highlights include being a four-year Student Council Member and Class Officer, as well as Team Captain for all of his Senior season sports teams.  Drew is musician, playing in both the H.S. Band and Jazz Band; as well as a 3-sport athlete, playing Football, Basketball, and Baseball. Drew is respected by his peers, being nominated for Junior Prom Court and was the Senior Homecoming King. He had made countless service and volunteer contributions to his community through Project Christmas, Coaching Flag Football, doing concessions work & roadside pick-ups … just to name a few. Drew’s also been employed part-time through it all! Drew has been recognized for his academic excellence being selected to the Academic All-State Football and Dairyland Conference Honors Band. Most recently and notably, Drew graduated with the distinction of Tri-Solitarian. Drew plans to attend UW-Platteville for Environmental Engineering and we are so excited to watch him make a difference in our World!! Congratulations and best of luck, Drew, from us all at Black River Country Bank!!

Terek Frey

Congratulations to Terek Frey of Melrose-Mindoro High School, son of Kim and Dan Torres and Scott Frey. Terek was the recipient of the $1,000 Black River Country Bank Employee Scholarship. Terek was very involved in High School athletics – Basketball, Football, Wrestling, and Baseball, was Vice President of his Senior Class, and was nominated by his peers for Senior Homecoming and Junior Prom Courts. Terek plans to attend CVTC (Chippewa Valley Technical College) in the Fall of 2022, majoring in HVACR (Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technician) Technical Diploma Program. He recently worked to obtain Full-time employment through Multistack, Inc. in Sparta, where he will be directly applying his new skillset learned on-the-job and while pursuing his education and training at CVTC. Terek has been a member of the BRCB family since he was a young child and was always seen at many BRCB employee family and community events, always smiling, having fun and helping out! It’s been our sincere pleasure to watch him grow-up and we are so excited for his future. Congratulations, Terek, we wish you our very BEST!!

Michael Roou

Michael (‘Mike’) Roou, son of Kris and Dave Roou, was awarded a Wesley & Helen Meek Scholarship, administered by Black River Country Bank. The Meek scholarship is aimed at students attending a Wisconsin accredited college and who will be pursuing a career in financial services. Mike has been very involved in leadership, athletics, and community all throughout his High School Career at Black River Falls High School. He has demonstrated academic and leadership excellence through membership in National Honor Society, serving as Class Vice President, and being recognized as a Lions Club Honoree … just to name a few. Mike was a 4-year multi-sport Athlete and Captain who also obtained All Conference recognition. He's been very involved in community service as a Project Christmas Volunteer, regular Blood Donor, Tigers Paws Youth Basketball Instructor, and as a volunteer with his Church and the Tigers Football Team. He balanced all of these activities, while holding a part-time job. Mike plans to attend UW-La Crosse to pursue a career in Business and Finance, with a special interest in Real estate and Financial Investment. We at Black River Country Bank, Congratulate Mike for his outstanding High School career and look forward to what his future will bring!!

Congratulations Class of 2022!!