Regions Bank Essay Contest—

I am the future.

Your story will inspire the future. Tell us about an African-American who inspired you and you could earn a $5,000 or $3,500 college scholarship in celebration of Black History Month and those who have inspired the next generation to make history.

Courageous. Confident. Intelligent. Amazing. Determined. Creative. Bold. Compassionate. Resilient. Inspired.

These are words written by high school and college students who received the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship. They are students just like you who are following in the footsteps of the African-Americans who have inspired them to make history. Now is your chance to do the same. Share your story and inspire the future.

Who inspires you?

Is there a particular African-American who inspires you?

Write about an African-American who has inspired and motivated you for the opportunity to earn a $5,000 or $3,500 scholarship. Essays should be 500 words or less and should:

  1. Address how an African-American has been an inspiration in your life.
  2. Discuss the contributions of the African-American individual who has served to inspire and motivate you.


Regions will award $5,000 scholarships to 15 high school seniors who live in states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited college in the U.S. during the 2020-2021 academic school year.