Students earn Zions’ Pays for A’s scholarship savings accounts

From the left is Chantell Noyes, Zions Bank branch manager; Joe Day, Jamie Day, scholarship winner; Rosanne Lewis, Morgan Lewis, scholarship winner; Steve Hren, principal of Grand County High School and Haley Rice, personal banker. Courtesy photo

Three Moab students won $100 scholarship savings accounts as regional winners of Zions Bank’s Pays for A’s program. The students are Tallulah Maher-Young of Grand County Middle School, and Jamie Day and Morgan Lewis, both of Grand County High School.

Pays for A’s rewards students who put in the effort to make their grades count. Chantell Noyes, manager of the Zions Bank Moab branch, surprised the students with their wins during morning school announcements at Grand County High School on May 21 and at Grand County Middle School on May 22.

Maher-Young, Day and Lewis were entered into the spring scholarship drawing by bringing their report cards to Zions Bank and getting paid for every “A” received. More than 2,200 students throughout Utah and Idaho entered the drawing.

From the left is Chantell Noyes, Zions Bank branch manager; Eve Maher-Young, Tallulah Maher-Young, scholarship winner; Haley Rice, personal banker and Cari Caylor, principal of Grand County Middle School. Courtesy photo

“In an era of increasing costs for higher education, it’s more important than ever for students to start saving for the future. We’re proud that Jamie, Morgan and Tallulah have taken an important step towards achieving their academic goals,” Noyes said.

Over the past 15 years, Pays for A’s has rewarded thousands of students across Utah and Idaho for working hard in school. Students ages 12 to 18 can participate by bringing their most current term-end report card into any Zions Bank location. Students do not need a Zions Bank account to participate.

They’ll receive $1 per “A” deposited into their savings account, or 50 cents per “A” if they opt for cash. For each “A” on their report cards, students are entered into a drawing to win one of 150 regional scholarship prizes each worth $100, and one grand prize worth $1,000 in each state.