The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

In 2008, Regions launched its Riding Forward scholarship to demonstrate its continued commitment to education and in celebration of Black History Month. With this year’s awards, Regions will have awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to nearly 300 students through the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest throughout our 15-state footprint. 

The 2021 Regions’ Riding Forward Scholarship Campaign, Stories Worth Sharingruns through March 31, 2021.  In addition to this email, the Contest will also be promoted through the Bank’s digital marketing and social media.  One other important note to share is this year’s marketing campaign will feature imagery created specifically for Regions by artist Candice Tavares

Regions’ commitment to diversity, inclusion and education allows us to strive to inspire students to tell their Stories Worth Sharing and we hope that you will share this so these stories can be heard.  

Key Contest Information
Through March 31, 2021, high school seniors and undergraduate college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are residents of (or who are currently enrolled in accredited colleges located in) states with Regions branches are encouraged to submit 500-word essays honoring a Black American who has been an inspiration in the applicant’s life.

Scholarships will include a total of 15 awards of $5,000 each for high school winners and 15 awards of $3,500 each for winners who are currently enrolled as college students.

One high school winner and one college winner will be selected from each of the 15 states served by Regions branches.

Additional information, winning essays from 2020’s contest, eligibility details, official rules and an online contest application can be found at www.regions.com/ridingforward.