Synovus Bank of Florida Announces 2015 Jack Parker Scholarships
July 29, 2015, St. Petersburg, FL– Synovus Bank of Florida, a division of Synovus Bank, recently announced its local 2015 Jack Parker Scholarship recipients. This year, 104 scholarships totaling $132,000 were awarded to children of Synovus team members across the company’s 5-state footprint. Scholarship funds are generated each year through team member donations and internal fundraising activities.
The scholarship program is named in honor of Jack B. Parker, whose career with the Synovus family of companies spanned 44 years. Jack’s enthusiastic attitude, keen sense of duty, and good heart were evident throughout his career. The scholarship program is managed by the Jack B. Parker Foundation, Inc. to award college or vocational institution scholarships to team members’ children who excel academically, demonstrate strong leadership, and are involved in activities to improve their communities. Since its inception in 1988, the foundation has awarded nearly $2 million in scholarships.
Among the recipients, 3 students from the local market area were awarded scholarships for 2015.
Jessica Barry, St. Petersburg, Florida
Senior – Sweet Briar College Major: Archeology and Anthropology
Dominic DiMaio, Lakewood Ranch, Florida Freshman but will start as a Junior – Purdue University Major: Pre-Pharmacy
Rachel Farkas, Tampa, Florida
Junior - University of Florida Major: Business Management
Synovus Bank of Florida, a division of Synovus Bank, together with other divisions of Synovus Bank, provides commercial and retail banking, as well as investment services, through 20 banking centers in Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Lee, and Collier counties. See Synovus Bank of Florida at www.synovusbankfl.com. Synovus Bank is a Georgia-chartered, FDIC-insured bank. Synovus Bank, together with its affiliates, provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services to customers through 28 locally-branded divisions, 258 branches, and 341 ATMs in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Synovus Bank was named one of America's Most Reputable Banks by American Banker and the Reputation Institute in 2015. See Synovus Bank on the web at synovus.com, on Twitter @synovus, and on LinkedIn. Equal Housing Lender.