The Michigan Traveling Circus is an organization of vendors who travel throughout Michigan providing products and services to Michigan banks. They host outings throughout the year to raise money to fund scholarships for college juniors, seniors and first-year graduate students in a finance or related major, through the George Harding Scholarship Fund.

George Harding Scholarship Fund Golf Outing – A Great Success!
Celebrating its 34th year, we had a beautiful day for golf. A special thanks to leadership of both golf chair, Kirk King, Continuity Programs and Traveling Circus President, Bruce Cady, Lakestone Bank & Trust and to all the generous hole sponsors. See you next year!  July 25, 2019.

Congratulations to:
Men’s Longest Drive: Kevin Vaughn, Southern Michigan Bank & Trust
Women’s Longest Drive: Holly Hines, Kalamazoo County State Bank
Closest to the Flag: Brad Henion, ChoiceOne; Glen Susdorf, BAIRD; Matt Scheske, Sturgis Bank & Trust; Steve Schmidt, The Port Austin State Bank

Winning Team:
Scott Hines, Kalamazoo County State Bank; Steve Schmidt, The Port Austin State Bank; Kim VonKronenberger, Chemical Bank; Holly Hines, Kalamazoo County State Bank

NEW Traveling Circus Members: 

Mike Moran, ProBank Austin, Geritt Guillaume, Secure Banking Solutions, Molly Reid, IT Resource, Sean Collins-Performance Trust, Brian Howe, Plante Moran



The George Harding Scholarship Fund was established in honor of journalist George Harding, is administered by members of the Michigan Traveling Circus. The first scholarship was awarded in 1984 and since that time, the fund has awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships to youth pursuing a career in finance. Applicants must be Michigan college juniors or seniors majoring in business or finance studies.