In October 2015, Zions Bank rewarded two students for their exceptional grades with a $1,000 scholarship savings account through Zions Bank’s Pays for A’s program, which recognizes and pays local students for their hard-earned grades.
In Idaho, the scholarship was presented to Stockton Black, a senior at Marsh Valley High School. Zions Bank Pocatello Yellowstone Manager Rob McMinn and teller Ashley Palmer surprised Black with a $1,000 check during a school assembly.
In Utah, the $1000 grand prize went to Emery High School junior Logan Labrum. Zions Bank Castle Dale Financial Center Manager Justin Johansen called Labrum in front of a school pep rally to surprise him with the news.
Earlier this year, Labrum and Black brought a report card with “A” grades into their local Zions Bank office and was paid a dollar for every “A” grade they received. Their name was then randomly selected in a drawing among participants throughout Utah and Idaho.
Zions Pays for A’s offers cash incentives for good grades to Utah and Idaho students ages 12–18. Students can bring their most recent term-end report cards from the current academic year into any Zions Bank location. They receive a dollar for each “A” deposited into their savings accounts or 50 cents per “A” if they are not clients of Zions Bank and want to opt for cash. For each “A” on their report cards, students receive automatic entries into regular drawings for scholarship prizes worth up to $1,000.