Program includes new financial education incentive for students
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 3, 2014--
U.S. Bank is now accepting applications for the 2014 U.S. Bank
Scholarship Program, continuing its support of current and future
college students. In the program’s 18-year history, U.S. Bank has
awarded more than $500,000 in college scholarships to students across
U.S. Bank will award $1,000 scholarships to 35 students through a random
drawing. New this year, it will award one $5,000 scholarship to a
student who completes a
series of eight Financial Genius education courses online.
Applications will be accepted through May 29, 2014. Students can review
official terms and conditions and apply online at www.usbank.com/scholarship.
“We are proud to continue the U.S. Bank Scholarship Program for the 18th
consecutive year,” said Erica Opstad, vice president, Office of
Corporate Citizenship & Financial Education at U.S. Bank. “The addition
of a financial education element to the scholarship program will help
students learn about personal finance at an important stage in their
The online financial education courses will cover topics such as
savings, credit and identity protection. U.S. Bank partnered with
Washington, D.C.-based education technology company EverFi to implement
the activities, which aim to train and motivate students to make
positive financial decisions.
U.S. Bank is one of the top student banking institutions in the nation,
providing a comprehensive line of student banking products including
mobile and online banking, campus ID card programs, U.S. Bank student
checking and savings and Visa Buxx® prepaid spending cards. Students and
parents can find information and tips about financial education for
students on U.S. Bank’s website – www.usbank.com/studentbanking.
About U.S. Bank
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $364 billion
in assets as of Dec. 31, 2013, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the
5th largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates
3,081 banking offices in 25 states and 4,906 ATMs and provides a
comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment,
mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses
and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
Source: U.S. Bank
U.S. Bank Public Relations
Nicole Garrison-Sprenger, 612-303-0731