Synovus awards $134,000 in scholarships

Regional bankholding company Synovus Financial Corp. said Tuesday it has awarded 99 scholarships, amounting to $134,000, to children of Synovus employees in five states.

Columbus-based Synovus has given more than $1 million in scholarphis since 1988. The money is raised through employee donations and fund-raising events.

The program honors the late Jack B. Parker, who exhibited an "enthusiastic attitude, keen sense of duty and good heart" throughout his 44-year career, the company said. The program is managed through the Jack Parker Foundation Inc.

Synovus oversees more than $33 billion in assets through its 36 banks in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee.

Here are the 25 students from receiving scholarships this year:

Drew Adams

Chelsea Allen

Robin Benson

Chad Braxton

Anna Bray

Carey Bray

Morgan Burford

Rebecca Dawson

Spencer Ferguson

Jenna Lee Gaus

Pasley Gordon

Sarah Gordon

Jordan Grantham

Mike Harding

Justin Jones

Heather Juhan

Ryan Kirk

Brad McQuaig

Brooke Outlaw

Rebekah Pound

Bob Putney

Ashley Roberts

Rebecca Rodriguez

Corey Tanner

Ashley Williams