Seven hundred and thirteen children of Wells Fargo team members shared $895,700 in college scholarships, awarded through Wells Fargo Team Members' Dependent Children Scholarship Program, The Mary Jo and Dick Kovacevich Scholarship Program and the Murray Scholarship Program.
In addition, each student will receive a CD-ROM of Wells Fargo's financial literacy program, Hands on Banking, which teaches students about the basics of personal money management.
Adrianna Curtis of Payson is among the many children of Wells Fargo team members across the country to receive $1,000 from the Murray Family Scholarship Program.
To qualify, applicants must be dependent children of Wells Fargo team members and must be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational technical school.
"We depend on our team members to contribute to the success of our company every day, and, in turn, we want to contribute to the success of the people who depend on them," said Pam Conboy, regional president of Wells Fargo in Arizona."We're extremely proud of all the Wells Fargo scholarship winners and the commitment they have made to their educational future."
Adrianna is the daughter of Donald Curtis, a private banker with Wells Fargo in Payson.
Wells Fargo scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstration of leadership and participation in school and community activities.Awards, honors, work experience and the student's statement of goals and aspirations are also considered during the selection process.
In 2006 Wells Fargo contributed more than $103 million to more than 14,000 nonprofit organizations across the United States, including contributions of more than $29.1 million to educational organizations alone.
In Arizona alone, Wells Fargo contributed more than $4.5 million dollars in 2006 to more than 1,150 local nonprofit organizations.
In Arizona, Wells Fargo has 13,900 team members and 260 stores.Wells Fargo and Company is a diversified financial services company with $486 billion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through more than 6,000 stores and is the only bank in the United States and one of only two banks worldwide, to have the highest credit rating from Moody's Investors Service and Standard and Poor's Ratings Services.