Synovus Awards $132,000 in Student Scholarships to Children of Team Members

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Synovus Awards $132,000 in Student Scholarships to Children of Team Members

Fifty Synovus team members won single days off and Karen Jones (pictured here) won a full week of additional vacation time in the 2015 Jack Parker Scholarship Vacation Days Raffle. The 2015 raffle generated more than $7,000 for the scholarship fund!

Fifty Synovus team members won single days off and Karen Jones (pictured here) won a full week of additional vacation time in the 2015 Jack Parker Scholarship Vacation Days Raffle. The 2015 raffle generated more than $7,000 for the scholarship fund!

A popular benefit of working for Synovus is the availability of higher education scholarships for team members’ children. The Jack Parker Scholarship is a competitive award that provides financial assistance to college and vocational school students who are selected in a blind judging on the basis of academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and meaningful community service work.

Fifty Synovus team members won single days off and Karen Jones (pictured here) won a full week of additional vacation time in the 2015 Jack Parker Scholarship Vacation Days Raffle. The 2015 raffle generated more than $7,000 for the scholarship fund!

Fifty Synovus team members won single days off and Karen Jones (pictured here) won a full week of additional vacation time in the 2015 Jack Parker Scholarship Vacation Days Raffle. The 2015 raffle generated more than $7,000 for the scholarship fund!

For the 2015-2016 academic year, 104 children of Synovus team members earned scholarships totaling $132,000. Since its inception in 1988, the foundation has awarded nearly $2 million to deserving students.

Matthew Adams, son of Synovus Human Resources Manager David Adams, was named the Jack Parker Scholar for 2015-2016 and earned the largest of 104 scholarships awarded this year. He is shown here leaving for Georgia Tech, where he plans to major in Biomedical Engineering.

Matthew Adams, son of Synovus Human Resources Manager David Adams, was named the Jack Parker Scholar for 2015-2016 and earned the largest of 104 scholarships awarded this year. He is shown here leaving for Georgia Tech, where he plans to major in Biomedical Engineering.

Scholarship funds were generated this year through team member donations and fundraising events. These activities typically include payroll deduction campaigns, silent auctions, cookbook sales, vacation days raffles, and more.

Congratulations Synovus!