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MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2007--Students and parents
who have resolved to search for scholarship information in the New
Year can get a head start with information provided by U.S. Bank at
"This time of year is prime time to search online for scholarship
information and opportunities," said Russ Kruse, manager of the U.S.
Bank student banking program. "There is a wealth of free scholarship
information located on the website. U.S. Bank wants students and
parents to have convenient access to information about scholarships,
as well as financial aid, college life and extracurriculars, to help
make planning and paying for college less stressful."
Scholarship information that can be accessed via U.S. Bank's web
- U.S. Bank's 11th annual Internet scholarship program, which is
accepting applications at www.usbank.com/studentbanking. The
U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship program is available only
through the Internet through Feb. 28, 2007, and will award up
to 30 college scholarships valued at $1,000 each to graduates
of the high school class of 2007. Only high school seniors are
eligible for the scholarship program. Visit the web site for
additional scholarship information.
- U.S. Bank has partnered with Peterson's, a Nelnet company, to
offer students a free scholarship search engine via the bank's
web site. Peterson's is a leading provider of education and
career guidance and information with live, online and print
resources for students, families, schools and educators. To
reach the scholarship search engine, users need to go to
www.usbank.com/studentbanking, click on "Paying for College"
in the upper left side of the web page, then click on
"Scholarships," also located in the middle of the web page.
- U.S. Bank also supports Mapping Your Future (MYF), a national
collaborative, public service organization of the financial
aid industry that brings together the expertise of the
industry to provide services online. MYF's mission is to
provide free online career, college, financial aid and
financial literacy information and services. Features of the
MYF web site include early career awareness, college
preparation and selection, financial fitness, college
financial aid, online student loan counseling and live chat
events. MYF can be accessed directly at
www.mapping-your-future.org or at
www.usbank.com/studentbanking. Visitors need to click on
"Planning for College" in the upper left corner of the web
page, then click on "Mapping Your Future," located in the
middle of the web page.
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.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with assets of $217 billion, is the
sixth-largest financial holding company in the United States. The
company operates 2,467 banking offices and 4,943 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 the parent company of U.S. Bank.
Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
CONTACT: U.S. Bank
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
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