For guidance, review the "How to Enter" instructions and the "Contest Judging Criteria" in sections 4 and 5 of the Official Rules, and be sure your essay is 500 words or less.If your essay was selected, you will need to respond to ISTS with the required information. C.) enrolled in an accredited college located in one of the Eligible States.Scholarship checks will be awarded by July 31, 2019. PURCHASE OR BANKING RELATIONSHIP WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The 2018 Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest begins on 01/15/18 and ends on 02/28/18 at PM CT and is open only to certain High School Students and College Students who meet the eligibility requirements described in the Official Rules. resident of one of the Eligible States or (ii) a legal U. (For purposes of Contest, the "Eligible States" are defined as the states of AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MS, MO, NC, SC, TN and TX.) Visit regions.com/ridingforward for complete Contest eligibility and essay requirements, Contest details and Official Rules.Do you wish your school or college provided recycling bins for single-use water bottles?What about the worldwide impact our consumption habits are having as a society?Fifteen (15) College Student Prizes (one per Eligible State) will be awarded consisting of a check in the amount of ,500 made out to winner's accredited college. What is environmental awareness and what does it mean to you?What if everyone in the World cared and helped protect the environment as much as you do?Each individual around us cares about the environment in their own way and has a unique understanding how it works.These are words written by high school and college students who received the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship. Is there a particular African-American who inspires you? Enter the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest between January 21, 2019, through February 28, 2019. Choose the African-American you want to write about.They are students just like you who are following in the footsteps of the African-Americans who have inspired them to make history. Write about an African-American who has inspired and motivated you for the opportunity to earn a ,000 or ,500 scholarship. Regions will award ,500 scholarships to 15 freshmen, sophomores or juniors who permanently reside in, or currently attend an accredited college in, states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited college in the U. It could be someone famous, a relative or a person you know.