|[August 05, 2014]
Fifth Third Bank Announces 2014 Fifth Third Scholarship Recipients
CINCINNATI --(Business Wire)--
Fifth Third Bank today announced winners of the 2014 Fifth Third
Scholarship Program. Since 2005, the Fifth Third Foundation has annually
awarded one-time $2,500 scholarships to children of Fifth Third
employees. It has awarded more than 175 scholarships since its inception.
Heidi Jark, vice president & managing director, Foundation Office at Fifth Third Bank (Photo: Business Wire)
Chosen and administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation,
the Fifth Third Scholarship Program recognizes the academic achievements
of the following students listed with their employee parent and parent's
Graeme J. Blakely, son of Yolanda Vanderpas Blakely, Lake Orion, Mich.
Lauren F. Clark, daughter of Cynthia M. Clark, Nixa, Miss.
Albert P. Cliffel, son of Albert P. Cliffel III, Cincinnati, Ohio
Sam Eduljee, son of Mahzabeen Eduljee, Clarendon Hills, Ill.
Olivia V. Erhardt, daughter of Mark T. Erhardt, Cincinnati, Ohio
Kathryn M. Hyre, daughter of Jeffrey M. Hyre, Toledo, Ohio
Taylor E. Jousma, daughter of David E. Jousma, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Nicholas P. Kelsey, son of Paul L. Kelsey, Lansing, Mich.
Jessica L. Lambert, daughter of Carol A. Lambert, Avon Lake, Ohio
Victoria L. Lsley, daughter of Kimberly L. Lasley, Louisville, Ky.
Lauren E. Lawson, daughter of Jeffrey A. Lawson, Florence, Ky.
Zachary T. Logsdon, son of Katherine J. Logsdon, Columbus, Ohio
Ryan P. Meder, son of Charles T. Meder, Columbus, Ohio
Kristin N. Meta, daughter of Tim Meta, Indianapolis, Ind.
Louis V. Morris, son of Michelle Vitale, North Olmsted, Ohio
Melissa K. Mulford, daughter of Debra A. Pavey, Cincinnati, Ohio
Kaitlin M. O'Neill, daughter of Jamie A. O'Neill, Cincinnati, Ohio
Amanda J. Ortiz, daughter of Robert E. Ortiz, Chicago, Ill.
Stephanie M. Petry, daughter of Derrick A. Petry, Dayton, Ohio
Johnathan R. Schaff, son of Tamala L. Schaff, Cincinnati, Ohio
Paige E. Stevens, daughter of Lou Ann Stevens, Naples, Fla.
Connor G. Weirich, son of Charles G. Weirich, Cincinnati, Ohio
Emily A. Weigandt, daughter of Eric J. Wiegandt, Columbus, Ohio
Derek J. Witt, son of Jennifer R. Witt, Toledo, Ohio
Eric C. Witt, son of Tom C. Witt, Indianapolis, Ind.
Fifth Third Bancorp Vice Chairman & CEO Kevin T. Kabat said, "I extend
my sincere congratulations to these students and their parents. Our
scholarship program enables the Bank to support the higher education of
these deserving students and to give back to their parents, who are
valued members of our employee family."
"Education is a primary focus area of the Fifth Third Foundation and the
Bank's scholarship program has enabled us to contribute more than
$400,000 to students and their families since the program's inception,"
said Heidi Jark, vice president and managing director of the Fifth Third
Foundation. "I wish this latest class of scholars the best of luck and
continued success as they begin college."
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is an independent
not-for-profit organization. The National Merit Scholarship Program was
designed to identify and honor exceptionally able high school students,
and to provide a system of services for corporations, foundations and
other organizations that wish to sponsor college undergraduate
scholarships to students who interest them. All aspects of the selection
of winners and the administration of their awards are handled by the
The Foundation Office at Fifth Third Bank administers charitable giving
for Fifth Third Bancorp. Fifth Third Bank is proud to serve as trustee,
co-trustee or agent for over 70 private and corporate foundations.
Additionally, the Foundation Office oversees philanthropic giving
through the Fifth Third Foundation. The respective Committees review all
grant requests for which Fifth Third Bank serves as trustee, co-trustee
or agent. Grants for programming in education, the arts, community
development, and health and human services are considered, in addition
to the specific funding interests originally identified by the
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