Synovus Announces 2020 Jack Parker Scholarships

COLUMBUS, GA, JULY 6, 2020– Synovus today announced its 2020 Jack Parker Scholarship recipients. This year, 132 scholarships totaling $110,500 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 Jack Parker 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.

Justin Hopf has been named the 2020 Jack Parker Scholar. He is a rising freshman at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he will major in computer science with a concentration in artificial intelligence and minor in mathematics. Justin graduated from Brookstone School and is the son of Synovus team member, John Hopf.


Synovus Financial Corp. is a financial services company based in Columbus, Georgia, with approximately $51 billion in assets. Synovus provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services through 300 branches in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Synovus Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Synovus, has been recognized as one of the country's “Most Reputable Banks” by American Banker and the Reputation Institute. Synovus is on the web at, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.