Stephanie Honan, APR (513) 534-6957
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Fifth Third Bank Announces 2011 Fifth Third Scholarship Program Recipients

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


Cincinnati – Fifth Third Bank today announced winners of the 2011 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 2011 Fifth Third Scholarship Program recognizes the academic and civic achievements of the following students listed with their employee parent and parent's work location:

  • Kia N. Antis, daughter of Mary Gillum, North Carolina
  • Patrick C. Brems, son of William Brems, Greater Cincinnati
  • Aaron L. Burghgraef, son of Dale Burghgraef, Western Michigan
  • Mitchell H. Cavanaugh, son of Daniel Cavanaugh, Western Michigan
  • Jennifer A. Curry, daughter of Daniel Curry, Greater Cincinnati
  • Alexandra M. Doggett, daughter of Kenneth Doggett, Greater Cincinnati
  • Lydia M. Doggett, daughter of Kenneth Doggett, Greater Cincinnati
  • Andrew S. Greenv, son of Sandra Green, Chicago
  • Zachary A. Klatt, son of Daniel Klatt, Kansas
  • David W. Lonergan, son of Patrick Lonergan, Western Michigan
  • Bridget E. K. McCoy, daughter of Dell McCoy, Chicago
  • Brandon P. McHugh, son of Daniel McHugh, Chicago
  • Brandon A. Miranda, son of Fermin Miranda, South Florida
  • Emily M. Neely, daughter of Dawn Neely, Greater Cincinnati
  • Jacob A. Schuitema, son of Susan Schuitema, Western Michigan
  • Caitlin E. Tice, daughter of Kristi Tice, Eastern Michigan
  • Daniel E. Wiegandt, son of Eric Wiegandt, Central Ohio

"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 contributed nearly $300,000 to students and their families since beginning the Fifth Third Scholarship Program," said Heidi Jark, vice president and managing director 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 $110 billion in assets and operates 15 affiliates with 1,310 full-service Banking Centers, including 101 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,453 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, 2011, had $274 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $26 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." Copyright © 2011 Fifth Third Bank, Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender Equal Housing Lender, All Rights Reserved.