Win $5k Scholarship in Regions Bank Black History Month Essay Contest

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regionsRegions Bank offers teh Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest where high school seniors and college students have the opportunity to win $5,000 and $3,500 scholarships. The contest runs between January 19, 2015 and February 26, 2015.

Your essay should, in 500 words or less:
(a) address how an African-American has been an inspiration in your life, and (b) discuss the contributions of the African-American individual who has served to inspire and motivate you.

Regions will award a $5,000 scholarship to sixteen high school seniors who live in states with Regions branches and will attend college in the fall of 2015 and they will award a $3,500 scholarship to sixteen freshmen, sophomores or juniors who currently attend college in or permanently reside in states with Regions branches.

Students with winning essays will be notified by International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS) in April 2015. If your essay is selected, you will need to respond to ISTS with the required information. Scholarship checks will be awarded at the end of July 2015.

Click here to enter.

To be eligible to enter this contest and to win an award, you must be either a high school senior or a college freshman, sophomore or junior and meet all of the following criteria.

High School Seniors:

  • Be a legal resident of either Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas or Virginia.
  • Be 13 years or older.
  • Be enrolled in 12th grade in a public or private school (or home school) in one of the states listed above.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

College Students:

  • Either be a legal resident of one of the following states or currently attending college or university located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas or Virginia.
  • Be 16 years or older.
  • Have at least one year (or 18 credit hours) remaining before graduation.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
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