Basu among scholarship recipients

Wed, 08/13/2008 - 9:11am
By: The Citizen

Synovus, the Columbus, Georgia-based financial services company and parent company of Bank of North Georgia, recently announced its 2008 Jack Parker Scholarship recipients. This year 99 scholarships totaling $134,000 were awarded to children of Synovus team members. Scholarship funds are generated each year through team member donations and internal fund-raising activities. 

Among the recipients, seven students of Bank of North Georgia team members were awarded scholarships for 2008, including Rahul Basu of Peachtree City. Basu is the son of Chaitali Basu, a teller at the Braelinn Road Kroger in Peachtree City. Basu is a graduate of McIntosh High School and is a senior at Georgia Tech, majoring in biomedical engineering.

The scholarship program is named in honor of Jack B. Parker, whose career with the Synovus family of companies spanned 44 years. Parker's enthusiastic attitude, keen sense of duty and good heart were evident throughout his career. The scholarship program is managed by the Jack Parker Foundation, Inc. to award college or vocational institution scholarships to team members’ children who excel academically, demonstrate strong leadership and are involved in activities to improve their communities. Since its inception in 1988, the foundation has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships.

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