WHEELING -- Huntington Bank announced it is launching a new scholarship, in partnership with the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC), for high school seniors graduating in 2014.
The Huntington Bank "Doing the Right Thing" Scholarship has been established to recognize outstanding community leadership and academic standing by a student within the OVAC. One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving recipient in the spring of 2014 to be used at a two-year technical college, or four-year institution.
"For the past decade, Huntington has sponsored the extraordinary work of the OVAC and this scholarship is an extension of that support. We salute the schools and students participating in OVAC activities and hope this scholarship helps make it possible for the winner to attend the school of his or her choice.
The Ohio Valley is a key market for our bank and we are proud to be a part of the community served so well by the OVAC," said Mary Ann Homic, AVP, Business Banker.
A committee made up of Ohio Valley Athletic Conference administrators and Huntington Bank executives will be responsible for determining the recipient of the award. Award selection will be based on the student's leadership in community service activities, community service resume, academic grade point average, and the content of a required essay.
Applications have been sent to the OVAC member schools.
Students interested in applying should contact the guidance counselor at their respective school. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The scholarship will be awarded at the OVAC's annual Banquet of Champions on May 19th, 2014.
The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference is the largest functional high school athletic conference in the United States.
It is comprised of 50 member schools with 12,000 athletes and 21,000 students that stretches across two states (Ohio and West Virginia) and 18 counties. The OVAC sponsors 19 sports and recognizes 62 champions.
The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference is online at www.OVAC.org.
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $59 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
The Huntington National Bank, founded in 1866, and its affiliates provide full-service commercial, small business, and consumer banking services; mortgage banking services; treasury management and foreign exchange services; equipment leasing; wealth and investment management services; trust services; brokerage services; customized insurance brokerage and service programs; and other financial products and services.
The principal markets for these services are Huntington's six-state retail banking franchise: Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, and Kentucky. The primary distribution channels include a banking network of more than 700 traditional branches and convenience branches located in grocery stores and retirement centers, and through an array of alternative distribution channels including internet and mobile banking, telephone banking, and more than 1,500 ATMs.
Through automotive dealership relationships within its six-state retail banking franchise area and selected other Midwest and New England states, Huntington also provides commercial banking services to the automotive dealers and retail automobile financing for dealer customers.