Regions Bank to Provide Riding Forward Scholarships to High School Seniors, College Students
Part of Regions Riding Forward Focus for Black History Month
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Bank (NYSE:RF) is offering high school seniors and college freshmen,
sophomores and juniors an opportunity to both celebrate the
contributions of African Americans, past and present, and earn money to
attend college through the 2013 Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay
Regions will award Regions
Riding Forward Scholarships to one high school senior and one
college student from each of the 16 states with Regions Bank branches.
The selection is based on a competitive essay contest:
Eligible High School seniors may apply to win a $5,000 scholarship by
writing an essay about an African-American (past or present) who has
Eligible College freshmen, sophomores and juniors may apply to win a
$2,500 scholarship by writing an essay about an African-American (past
or present) who has inspired them and influenced their current college
Additional entry details and complete eligibility requirements are
available on the campaign's website, www.regions.com/ridingforward.
The Riding Forward Scholarship is part of a larger Regions Bank
awareness campaign to celebrate Black History Month and is in its second
year. Advertisements feature youth of today being supported on a tandem
bicycle by great African American heroes.
"This scholarship program allows us to both honor those
African-Americans who paved the way for us all and to invest in our
young people," said Lajuana Bradford, senior vice president, Regions
Corporate Social Responsibility. "As we celebrate Black History Month
with this program for the second year in a row, we hope that it leaves a
legacy in the lives of these students."
Applications for the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship will be accepted
from January 21, 2013-February 28, 2013. Scholarship awards will be
announced in April 2013. For more information or to see last year's
winners and essays, visit www.regions.com/ridingforward.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation, with $122 billion in assets, is a member
of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation's largest full-service
providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management,
mortgage, and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers
in 16 states across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its
subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,700 banking offices
and 2,100 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line
of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.
Mel Campbell, 205-264-4551
Source: Regions Financial Corporation
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