MINNEAPOLIS, Oct 2, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- High school seniors can now go
online to access a source of college scholarship dollars at
usbank.com/studentbanking. The U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program, available
only through the Internet, will award up to thirty $1,000 college scholarships
to graduates of the high school class of 2004. This is the eighth consecutive
year of the U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program. Scholarship awards for the
past seven years total nearly $180,000.
"At U.S. Bank we know that paying for college is a challenge for many students
and their parents," said Lori Bloomberg, U.S. Bank senior product manager.
"Through our web site, we offer free information about our Internet scholarship
program and a powerful scholarship search engine that helps students find other
scholarship programs in addition to U.S. Bank's. Our site also features
information about paying for college, including college financial planning and
student loan guides."
The U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program application will be available
exclusively through the Internet between now and February 29, 2004. Internet
access is available at most high schools and public libraries at no charge.
Scholarship award recipients are selected through a random drawing process.
Students who plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college in the fall
of 2004 in a full-time course of study are eligible to apply. They must also be
a United States citizen or permanent resident alien, and graduate from high
school during the 2003-2004 academic year. See the web site for additional
Recipients of a U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship will be notified of their
selection in the spring of 2004. Only high school seniors are eligible for the
U.S. Bank is one of the top student banking institutions in the nation,
providing a comprehensive line of student banking products including student
loans, campus ID card programs, Internet banking, U.S. Bank student checking and
savings, and Visa Buxx(R) prepaid spending cards. U.S. Bank student loans offer
quality toll-free customer service, state-of-the-art loan processing, online
application accessibility, and a variety of repayment options that offer savings
to borrowers. Student loan products include Federal Stafford, PLUS,
Consolidation, and Supplemental education loans. The U.S. Bank Web site
usbank.com/studentbanking offers the full array of student banking products,
services and paying for college information as well as a powerful scholarship
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with assets of $195 billion, is the 8th largest
financial services holding company in the United States. The company operates
2,199 banking offices and 4,575 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of
banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services
products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp is home of the
Five Star Service Guarantee which assures customers of certain key banking
benefits and services or customers will be paid for their inconvenience. U.S.
Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
CONTACT: U.S. Bank
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733
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