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Regions Bank Announces 32 Recipients of Riding Forward Scholarships

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>High School Seniors and College Students Receive Funds for Education</i> </p>

Friday, May 10, 2013

Regions Bank Announces 32 Recipients of Riding Forward Scholarships

09:00 EDT Friday, May 10, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Business Wire) -- Regions Bank (NYSE:RF) has announced the 32 winners of its 2013 Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest, which provides college scholarships to high school seniors and college students.

The contest was the centerpiece of Regions' efforts to honor Black History Month throughout the 16 states it serves. Eligible high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors entered the contest by writing essays about African-Americans who have inspired them.

In each of the 16 states with Regions branches, Regions awarded a college scholarship to one high school student and to one college student. Contest winners, and their hometowns and schools, are:

High School

  • Ebone Allen – Forrest City, Ark. (will attend the University of Arkansas)
  • Kyle Campbell – Madison, Ala. (will attend Auburn University)
  • Brandon Dale – Lafayette, La. (will attend Stanford University)
  • Kathleen Embrey – Jewell, Iowa (will attend Rockford College)
  • Erin Ferguson – Nashville, Tenn. (will attend Duke University)
  • Logan Gardner – Lexington, Ky. (will attend the University of Pennsylvania)
  • Kayla Glass – Riverdale, Ga. (will attend Howard University)
  • Kristen Moore – Charlotte, N.C. (will attend the University of North Carolina at Asheville)
  • Charissa Obeng-Nyarko – Lauderhill, Fla. (will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Obasi Onuoha – O'Fallon, Mo. (will attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Ariel Smolik-Valles – Des Plaines, Ill. (will attend University of Missouri)
  • George Thompson – Edgefield, S.C. (will attend Harvard University)
  • Cassidy Turpin – Evansville, Ind. (will attend Louisiana State University)
  • Alexis Wallace – Byram, Miss. (will attend Vanderbilt University)
  • Shirley Xu – Katy, Texas (will attend Princeton University)
  • Benjamin Yang – McLean, Va. (will attend Carnegie Mellon University)


  • Alexander Canton – Pittsburgh, Pa. (attends Louisiana State University)
  • Candace Chambers – Jackson, Miss. (attends Jackson State University)
  • Tiffany Ferrette – Charlotte, N.C. (attends Villanova University)
  • James Griffin – Fairview Heights, Ill. (attends Columbia College)
  • KChar'Edda Harris – Conyers, Ga. (attends Georgia State University)
  • Jocelyn Hart – Lakeland, Fla. (attends Florida State University)
  • Ronald Hobson – Fairfax, Va. (attends Morehouse College)
  • Jacarra Lampkin – Sikeston, Mo. (attends Fisk University)
  • Frederick Lipscomb – Lawrenceville, Ga. (attends Clemson University)
  • Kaitlin McBane – Indianapolis, Ind. (attends North Park University)
  • Ashley Quintanilla – Antioch, Tenn. (attends the University of Tennessee)
  • Alexandra Renfroe – Birmingham, Ala. (attends Auburn University)
  • Sead Sarkic – Waterloo, Iowa (attends the University of Northern Iowa)
  • Shabrean Seals – Pine Bluff, Ark. (attends the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff)
  • Chelsea Sharpe – Duluth, Ga. (attends Rice University)
  • Chastity White – Louisville, Ky. (attends Fisk University)

For more information on the Regions Riding Forward campaign or to see the award winning essays, visit

About Regions Financial Corporation

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $120 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation's largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage, and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers in 16 states across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,700 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at

Regions Financial Corporation
Mel Campbell, 205-264-4551

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