Synovus Selects 2023 Jack Parker Scholarship Recipients
Monday, September 25th, 2023
Synovus has awarded 153 college students a total of $107,650 with its Jack Parker Scholarship for 2023. This annual program is open to college students who are children of Synovus team members across the company’s five-state footprint.
The scholarship program is named in honor of Jack B. Parker, whose enthusiastic attitude, keen sense of duty and good heart were evident throughout his 44-year career with Synovus. The Jack B. Parker Foundation Inc. manages the scholarship program, awarding college or vocational institution scholarships to Synovus team members’ children who excel academically, demonstrate strong leadership and are involved in activities to improve their communities.
In addition to the annually awarded scholarships, the Jack B. Parker Foundation also recognizes the most outstanding applicant with the Jack Parker Scholar award.
Neha Nakirikanti of Columbus, Georgia, has been selected as the 2023 Jack Parker Scholar. A first-year student at Georgia Institute of Technology, Nakirikanti is pursuing a degree in computer science and aspires for a career in data science. While in high school, she was involved in leadership and public service and was honored for launching a STEM outreach program for youth in marginalized communities. She graduated in 2023 from Columbus High School as class salutatorian. She is the daughter of IT Quality Assure Engineer Veda Nakirikanti.
Funds for the Jack Parker Scholarship are generated each year through team member donations and internal fundraising activities. Since its inception in 1988, the foundation has awarded more than $2 million in student scholarships.