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Fifth Third Bank Announces 2010 Fifth Third Scholarship Program Recipients


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

Fifth Third Bank today announced winners of the 2010 Fifth Third Scholarship Program. Since 2004, 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 2010 Fifth Third Scholarship Program recognizes the academic and civic achievements of the following students listed with their employee parent and the parent’s work location:

  • Adrienne G. Bussard, daughter of Daniel Bussard, Greater Cincinnati
  • Elizabeth Dauterman, daughter of Steven Dauterman, Greater Cincinnati
  • Gregory D. Dinan, son of Steven Dinan, Central Ohio
  • Paige A. Dobkins, daughter of Patricia Dobkins, Greater Cincinnati
  • Colleen L. Doyle, daughter of Kimberly Doyle, Eastern Michigan
  • Matthew J. Eible, son of Ronald Eible, Western Michigan
  • Anna M. Hamilton, daughter of Jill Hamilton, Western Michigan
  • Kunal B. Karani, son of Duru Karani, Dayton
  • Keith E. Kennedy, son of Paul Kennedy, Greater Cincinnati
  • Megan E. Robertson, daughter of Douglas Robertson, North Carolina
  • Kelly L. Schmidt, daughter of Marypat Schmidt, Greater Cincinnati
  • Courtney M. Smalley, daughter of Lois Smalley, Greater Cincinnati
  • Teresa E. Tombelli, daughter of Ann Wojtysiak, Western Michigan
  • Chelsea M. Torres, daughter of Lynn Torres, South Florida
  • Leighton S. Watts, son of Stephen Watts, Chicago
  • Rebecca J. Westveer, daughter of Sharon Westveer, Western Michigan
  • Jessica R. Zeiger, daughter of Shelley Zeiger, Western Michigan

“I extend my congratulations to these 17 students and their families,” said Fifth Third Bancorp President & CEO Kevin T. Kabat. “A quality education is a key building block for future success. We understand the importance of education and are pleased to support many youth programs, including the Fifth Third Scholarship Program, throughout the markets we serve.”

“The Fifth Third Foundation focuses on education as one of its primary areas of giving and we are pleased to have recognized over 100 students, employees and their families since beginning the Fifth Third Scholarship Program,” said Heidi Jark, vice president and manager of the Fifth Third Foundation. “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 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 $113 billion in assets, operates 16 affiliates with 1,309 full-service Banking Centers, including 102 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,362 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has a 49% interest in Fifth Third Processing Solutions, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of March 31, 2010, had $190 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $25 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."