Fifth Third Bank Announces 2016 Fifth Third Scholarship Recipients
Fifth Third Foundation Awards $62,500 in Scholarships


Cincinnati - Fifth Third Bank today announced winners of the 2016 Fifth Third Scholarship Program. Since 2005, the Fifth Third Foundation has annually awarded one-time $2,500 scholarships to children of Fifth Third employees for study at a college or university. The Program has awarded 225 scholarships since its inception.

Chosen and administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the Fifth Third Scholarship Program recognizes the academic achievements of the following students listed with their employee parent:

National Merit Fifth Third Scholarship Recipients:

  • Michelle L. Bitter, daughter of Mark A. Bitter, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Natalie M. Popowics, daughter of Daniel C. Popowics, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Nicholas W. Seifert, son of Daniel E. Seifert, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Allyson R. Stapleton, daughter of Michael P. Stapleton, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Cole Weirich, son of Charles G. Weirich, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Calvin Y. Zhu, son of Jenny C. Zhu, Chicago, Illinois

Fifth Third Scholarship Recipients:

  • Cecelia A. Batterbee, daughter of Robert F. Batterbee, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Kaylee D. Harter, daughter of Shawn K. Harter, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Elizabeth A. Haun, daughter of Kelly B. Haun, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Tanner J. Hoag, son of Jeffrey A. Hoag, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Logan F. Hoff, son of Jeffrey H. Hoff, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • James A. Korzenik, son of Jeffrey D. Korzenik, Chicago, Illinois
  • Kent Allen Linton, son of Mark A. Linton, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Amanda R. Montgomery, daughter of Gail L. Montgomery, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Bailey C. Montgomery, daughter of Gail L. Montgomery, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Olivia M. Nester, daughter of Christine P. Nester, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Antony M. Nguyen, son of Lyn Tran, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Sean P. Pearson, son of Dustin S. Pearson, Greenwood, Indiana
  • Michael A. Robertson, son of Douglas H. Robertson, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Hanna E. Scherpenberg, daughter of Kevin A. Scherpenberg, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Nicholas E. Stegman, son of Gary M. Stegman, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Emily G. Sumlin, daughter of H. Dodge Sumlin, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Maria G. Walker, daughter of Robert S. Walker, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Abigail J. Willet, daughter of Guy E. Willet, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Elena C. Workman, daughter of Craig S. Workman, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fifth Third Bancorp President & CEO Greg D. Carmichael said, “I extend my sincere congratulations to these students. Our scholarship program enables Fifth Third to recognize and financially 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 $500,000 to students and their families since the program’s inception,” said Heidi Jark, senior vice president and managing director of the Foundation Office at Fifth Third Bank. “I wish this latest class of scholars the best of luck and continued success as they begin college.”

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. All aspects of the selection of winners and the administration of their awards are handled by the NMSC.

The Foundation Office at Fifth Third Bank administers charitable giving for Fifth Third Bancorp. Fifth Third Bank is proud to serve as trustee, co-trustee or agent for over 70 private and corporate foundations. Additionally, the Foundation Office oversees philanthropic giving through the Fifth Third Foundation. The respective committees review all grant requests for which Fifth Third Bank serves as trustee, co-trustee or agent. Grants for programming in education, the arts, community development, and health and human services are considered, in addition to the specific funding interests originally identified by the individual benefactors.