Fifth Third Bank Announces $10,000 Student Banking Sweepstakes

Local student Tre’ Watson won the $10,000 student banking sweepstakes from Fifth Third Bank.
Local student Tre’ Watson won the $10,000 student banking sweepstakes from Fifth Third Bank.

New Student Checking Customers Automatically Entered to Win


Tampa, Fla. – Fifth Third Bank is pleased to announce the launch of its 2014 Fifth Third Student Banking Sweepstakes that takes place throughout the bank’s 12-state footprint. Now through September 30, students who open a Fifth Third Student Checking account will be automatically entered in a sweepstakes to win $10,000 toward college tuition. Students also receive an additional entry when they open a Fifth Third Goal Setter Savings account with automatic transfers from their Fifth Third Student Checking account. 


Last year, a Tampa-based high school senior, Tre’ Watson, won the $10,000 student banking sweepstakes. He is a rising football star at Tampa Catholic High School and applied his sweepstakes money towards college visits last year. He had received offers from colleges throughout the United States, and last December, Tre’ committed to the University of Illinois where he will begin this Fall.


“Thanks to Fifth Third Bank, I will be able to pursue my dream of going to college and playing football,” said Watson. “These funds came at the perfect time as I was in the midst of planning where to go to school.”


“Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions a high school student makes – it paves the road for their future,” said José Peña, senior vice president and head of retail banking for Fifth Third Bank (North Florida). “We feel it’s important to give students an account that’s easy to use and provides convenient access to their money.  With support from their parents, students have the opportunity to manage their own checking account, learning financial skills and discipline that will serve them a lifetime.” 


Designed with students in mind, the Fifth Third Student Checking account offers no monthly fee or minimum balance, one free incoming wire transfer per statement period, five free non-Fifth Third ATM transactions per month and free email balance alerts for students and parents.


Students may visit www.53.com/students or a Banking Center location for complete contest rules.



About Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $130 billion in assets and operates 17 affiliates with 1,311 full-service Banking Centers, including 104 Bank Mart® locations, most open seven days a week, inside select grocery stores and 2,614 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 26% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of March 31, 2014, had $281 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 www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.”  Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858.  Member FDIC.   


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