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U.S. Bank to Celebrate Financial Literacy Month in Eight Cities in April

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MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 31, 2015-- U.S. Bank is continuing its commitment to financial education by celebrating Financial Literacy Month in April through its Financial Genius Scholars Program. U.S. Bank volunteers will connect with high school students in eight cities.

U.S. Bank employee volunteers will visit classrooms at the following schools:

-- Sacramento The MET Friday, April 10
-- San Diego Morse High School Tuesday, April 14
-- Duluth, Minn. Harbor City International School Thursday, April 16
-- San Francisco George Washington High School Friday, April 24
-- Rapid City, S.D. St. Thomas More School Tuesday, April 28
-- Phoenix, Ariz. Camelback High School Friday, April 24
-- Seattle Franklin High School Tuesday, April 28
-- St. Paul, Minn. Johnson High School To Be Decided

“U.S. Bank volunteers will engage students in a variety of activities including classroom discussions, a ‘lunch and learn’, online games and financial literacy lessons,” said Erica Opstad, vice president and managing director of Corporate Citizenship and Community Relations. “Students will take part in Q and A sessions with our bankers, providing the teens with insights into careers in the financial services industry, and addressing personal finance questions.”

Students at these schools are taking online courses through the U.S. Bank Financial Genius Scholars Program powered by EverFi, which provides real-world scenarios and knowledge to sharpen personal finance skills. U.S. Bank's flagship program takes high school age students on web-based tours and training courses. Students go through a self-paced six to eight hour online training course and receive a certificate of completion if they pass all of their modules. Topics Include: Savings & Budgeting, Understanding a Credit Score and its Implications, Understanding Credit Cards & Managing Debt, How a Bank Works & Federal Reserve overview, Taxes and Insurance, Renting vs. Owning, Managing Loans to Finance a Higher Education, Investing Overview and Consumer Fraud and Protection.

Financial education is essential in building healthy financial habits for life. During the 2013-2014 school year, more than 4,000 high school students participated in the U.S. Bank Financial Genius Scholars Program, of which 2,200 were certified by completing all of the learning modules. Since the program's inception in 2010, more than 10,000 students have been reached.

In addition, U.S. Bank is also offering high school seniors, current and prospective college students the opportunity to earn a $5,000 scholarship though the U.S. Bank Financial Genius Scholarship Program (#financialgenius). To participate, applicants are required to complete all eight Financial Genius for Life online learning modules that cover key concepts for building financial wellness. The program will provide five students with $5,000 to use toward any eligible two- or four-year educational institution. U.S. Bank has provided more than $500,000 in scholarships over the past 19 years. By incorporating financial education into the scholarship process, U.S. Bank helps ensure students are successful both inside and outside of the classroom.

About U.S. Bank
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) with $403 billion in assets as of December 31, 2014, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,176 banking offices in 25 states and 5,022 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 usbank.com.

Source: U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank Corporate Communications
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733, amy.frantti@usbank.com
@usbank_news, #financialgenius
Will Farmer, 202-625-0011, will@everfi.com

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