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The Jack Parker Scholarship Program has been awarding college and vocational institution scholarships to the children of Synovus team members since 1990. The program is named in memory of Jack B. Parker, whose career with Synovus spanned 44 years. Jack's enthusiastic attitude, keen sense of duty, and good heart were evident throughout his career, and this scholarship helps his legacy live on. The Scholarship Program is a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation that draws its support from contributions from Synovus team members.

Important Information About the Scholarship Application Timeline

This site will be open for submitting applications beginning in January through late February of each year. Watch insite for more details and specific dates. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Students must apply online. Applicants must include the Employee ID number of their parent.

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • Children of Synovus team members or children of disabled or deceased Synovus team members
  • Children of team members who:
    • work for Synovus at least 1,000 hours per year;
    • have worked at least one year as of January 1 of the year of the award; and
    • are employed with Synovus on the date scholarships are awarded by the Jack Parker Board of Directors
  • Children of a Synovus team member by birth, adoption, or legal guardianship, or step-children, 24 years old or younger
  • Students who are high school seniors and graduating or are full-time college students

Scholarships are not available for students enrolled in graduate programs

Qualification Requirements for Schools

The following schools are acceptable:

  • Vocational institutions located in the U.S.
  • Accredited colleges or universities located in the U.S.

Correspondence schools are not eligible.

Application Process

The Jack Parker Scholarship application is available online only.

Applicants must supply the names and addresses (letters of recommendation are not required) of two references, one academic and one non-academic, as part of the application process.

Current school transcripts must be provided. Please see the application for details.

Scoring

The scholarship is awarded based on:

  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Leadership
  • Awards/honors
  • Community service

Activities, achievements, and honors should be listed in detail on the application.

Applicants will receive an email from the Scholarship Selection Committee confirming receipt of their application. The Jack Parker Foundation reviews and processes all applications using a blind judging method. (No names or personal information will be viewed by the panel.) The Board of Directors will approve final selections, and scholarships will be awarded in May, based on funds available.

Covered Costs

The scholarship award may be applied toward either a Baccalaureate (four-year) Degree or an Associate (two-year) Degree at an accredited college, university, or vocational institution located within the U.S. Scholarships are not available for students enrolled in graduate programs. The scholarship can be applied to board, books, room, and tuition. There are no exclusions.

Financial Concerns

Contact your school's financial aid office to find out how this scholarship might affect your financial aid.

Maximum
Applicants can receive only one scholarship per year. This maximum number of scholarships is the same even if both parents work for Synovus.

In addition to annual scholarships awarded, the most outstanding applicant is chosen to be The Jack Parker Scholar. The recipient can only be named The Jack Parker Scholar for two years.

The Jack Parker Scholarship Program is subject to periodic review and changes by the foundation. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin.

Questions: Michele Campbell, 649-2403, michelecampbell@synovus.com or Jami Conroy, 257-4283, JamiConroy@synovus.com