Synovus Announces 2021 Jack Parker Scholarship Recipients

Columbus, GA, August 18, 2021 – Synovus today announced its 2021 Jack Parker Scholarship recipients. This year, 130 scholarships totaling $113,500 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.

Rohan Chandrashekhar and Justin Hopf, rising sophomores at the Georgia Institute of Technology, have been named the 2021 Jack Parker Scholars. Chandrashekhar is pursuing a degree in neuroscience and a minor in health and medical sciences. Following graduation, he plans to attend medical school and become a neurosurgeon. Hopf is a computer science major with a concentration in artificial intelligence. He plans to obtain graduate degrees in computer science and business to prepare for a career in the financial services or technology industries. Both Chandrashekhar and Hopf graduated from Columbus area high schools – Columbus High School and Brookstone School, respectively. Chandrashekhar is the son of Synovus team member, Operations UAT Environment Specialist Roopa Bangalore. Hopf is the son of Synovus team member, Model Risk Management Director John Hopf.

Synovus Financial Corp. is a financial services company based in Columbus, Georgia, with approximately $55 billion in assets. Synovus provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services through 285 branches in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Synovus is a Great Place to Work-Certified Company and is on the web at, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.