Madison Sixth Grader earns scholarship in "Pays for A's" program

Tyler Morrill is a Madison Middle School sixth grader. He recently won a $100 scholarship savings account through the Zions Bank “Pays for A’s” program.

REXBURG — Grades still matter, and students like Madison Middle School 6th grader Tyler Morrill know it. Morrill recently won a $100 scholarship savings account as a regional winner of the spring drawing of Zions Bank “Pays for A’s” program.

Pays for A’s rewards students who put in the effort to make their grades count. Travis Wade, manager of the Zions Bank Rexburg branch, surprised Morrill with his win during a school presentation on May 23. Morrill was entered into the drawing by bringing his report card to Zions Bank and was paid for every “A” he received. More than 2,700 students entered the spring drawing throughout Idaho and Utah.

“It’s important to start saving for college at an early age. We’re pleased to recognize Tyler and show how his hard work has paid off!” said Wade.

Over the past 15 years, Pays for A’s has rewarded thousands of students across Idaho and Utah 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.

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