By Alexis Rogers
Fifth Third Bank recently surprised 11th-grade student Te'ayana Mckinstry a $2,500 scholarship. Mckinstry is part of Woodward's Fifth Third's Financial Academy. The academy teaches students about being smart with their money.
Fifth Third Bank CEO and President Greg Carmichael says what students like Mckinstry are experiencing can have a generational impact. Mckinstry quickly learned that understanding financial fundamentals was more powerful than she realized. Mckinstry's dream is to open her own midwife practice.
Fifth Third also awarded Woodward Technical High school with $7,500 to help with career readiness.