Synovus Announces 2018 Jack Parker Scholarships

COLUMBUS, GA, AUG. 1, 2018 – Synovus today announced its 2018 Jack Parker Scholarship recipients. This year, 126 scholarships totaling $127,000 were awarded to children of Synovus team members across the company’s five-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 more than $2 million in scholarships.

Julia Hardell has been named the 2018 Jack Parker Scholar. A resident of Oconee County, Georgia, Hardell is a sophomore exercise and sports science major at the University of Georgia, where she maintains a 3.82 grade point average. She is the daughter of Robert Hardell, manager, private wealth management, in Athens.

Synovus Financial Corp. is a financial services company based in Columbus, Georgia, with more than $31 billion in assets. Synovus provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services through 248 branches in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Synovus Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Synovus, has been recognized as one the country’s 10 “Most Reputable Banks” by American Banker and the Reputation Institute for four consecutive years. Synovus is on the web at, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.