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Published on August 11th, 2015 |


Galloway School graduate gets $2,500 Fifth Third Bank scholarship

Fifth Third Bank announced that of the 2015 Fifth Third Scholarship Program. Julia Castanet, a 2015 graduate of The Galloway School in Buckhead, was awarded a $2,500 scholarships as part of the Fifth Third Scholarship Program, the first such award to a student in the Southeast.

Since 2005, the Fifth Third Foundation has annually awarded one-time $2,500 scholarships to children of Fifth Third employees. Julia is the daughter of Jennifer Castanet, marketing director for Fifth Third Bank, based in Buckhead.

Chosen and administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the Fifth Third Scholarship Program recognizes the academic achievements of children of employees and has awarded 200 scholarships since its inception.

Castanet will be attending Furman University and was awarded the Herman W. Lay Scholarship, which provides full tuition, room costs, board, and student fees for four years. This award is given to only (up to) four students per year.

Fifth Third Bancorp Vice Chairman & CEO Kevin T. Kabat said, “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 $450,000 to students and their families since the program’s inception,” said Heidi Jark, vice president and managing director of the Fifth Third Foundation.

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.

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