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Fifth Third Bank Announces 2009 Fifth Third Scholarship Program Recipients


Fifth Third Foundation Awards 17 Students with $42,500 in Scholarships

Fifth Third Bank today announced winners of the 2009 Fifth Third Scholarship Program. For the past five years, the Fifth Third Foundation has annually awarded 17 one-time $2,500 scholarships to children of Fifth Third employees.

Chosen and administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the 2009 Fifth Third Scholarship Program recognizes the academic and civic achievements of the following students:

  • Matthew W. Brems, son of William Brems, Greater Cincinnati
  • Chelsea R. Brown, daughter of Jill Brown, Dayton
  • Abigail E. Evans, daughter of David Evans, Greater Cincinnati
  • Joseph L. Holthaus, son of Joanne Holthaus, Greater Cincinnati
  • Matthew D. Huffman, son of David Huffman, Northeastern Ohio
  • Alex W. Koenig, son of Mark Koenig, Northeastern Ohio
  • Fiona L. McCoy, daughter of Dell McCoy, Chicago
  • Colin P. McGinty, son of Martin McGinty, Northeastern Ohio
  • Alexander G. McHugh, son of Dorinda Flores, Chicago
  • Alyssa K. Mendlein, daughter of Susan Mendlein, Greater Cincinnati
  • Daniel J. Meyer, son of Stephen Meyer, Greater Cincinnati
  • Colleen M. Osak, daughter of Gary Osak, Eastern Michigan
  • Monique P. Quinn, daughter of Brian Quinn, Western Michigan
  • Tyler J. Roark, son of Jodi Scheub-Roark, Chicago
  • Case A. Sketch, son of William Sketch, Greater Cincinnati
  • Nathan M. Werme, son Jonathon Werme, Western Michigan
  • Yiling Wu, daughter of Wendy Jin, Greater Cincinnati

“The Scholarship Program enables the Bank to make a meaningful and direct impact on the lives of our employees and their families,” said Fifth Third Bancorp Chairman, President & CEO Kevin T. Kabat. “We have awarded 85 scholarships over the past five years, and many recipients in our inaugural scholarship class will be graduating this year. I extend my congratulations to the latest 17 scholarship recipients and wish them the best of luck as they begin college.”

“The Fifth Third Foundation is pleased to once again support a group of talented students through the Fifth Third Scholarship Program,” said Heidi Jark, vice president and manager of the Fifth Third Foundation. “Fifth Third understands the importance of a quality education, and the Foundation focuses on education as one of its primary areas of giving.”

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is an independent not-for-profit organization. The Merit 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.

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $119 billion in assets, operates 16 affiliates with 1,317 full-service Banking Centers, including 99 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,354 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates five main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, Investment Advisors and Fifth Third Processing Solutions. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of March 31, 2009, had $166 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $23 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at Fifth Third's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® National Global Select Market under the symbol "FITB." Member FDIC.