The Alliance partnered with Foresters reward 250 students from across North America to help further their academic career and commitment to volunteerism with renewable scholarships worth up to $8,000 in July.
A total of 40 of the 250 scholarship recipients were affiliated with members of The Alliance. Each winner will receive $2,000 toward their education this year, with $80,000 being award because of the efforts of NAA agents across the United States. That number will reach $320,000 in scholarship winnings over four years.
The following members of The Alliance were associated with Foresters’ scholarship winners for 2013: Chris Baldwin, Tanisha Bates, Brock Bjelland, Nathan Boone, Jason Bruno, Jane Byun, Jonathan Cabral, Chris Campbell, Jonus Cole, Millye Dupke, Adam Eggleston, Michael Findeisen, Andrew Fisher, Sylvia Fox, Harry Gayle, Jerod Hauffe, Joy Jewell, Randall Knaus, James Lilly, Alexander Lipine, Shane Maag, Brian Maag, Jean Claude Mukonkole, Judi Norton, Terry Paris, Lynn Perey, Robert Pigg, Oscar Pulliam, Chadwick Ray, Haskell Saylor, Mitchell Singer, William Smith, Lars Swedman, Sandra Swink Holley, Keith Thomas, Abel Verastegui, John Wetmore and Latoyl Whittington.
“We were very happy to learn that The Alliance had such a presence among the Foresters scholarship winners this year,” National Agents Alliance President and CEO Andy Albright said. “We love being able to help young people further their education and Foresters seeks out not only bright young people, but also those who have a servant’s heart and volunteer their time. This is a great program and I’m proud of our team for being such a big part of this program.”
For 30-plus years, Foresters has awarded more than 7,300 academic scholarships to students who share Foresters’ commitment to community service and have demonstrated solid academic performance. Foresters has awarded more than $30 million in financial support of the Competitive Scholarship program in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.
“Foresters Competitive Scholarship Program applauds individuals not only for their academic excellence but also for their community involvement,” said Kasia Czarski, Foresters’ Senior Vice President and Chief Membership and Marketing Officer. “This year’s recipients went above and beyond our requirements, contributing over 500 hours of volunteer service during secondary school while maintaining a 3.74 GPA on average. Foresters purpose is to champion family well-being and we’re pleased to help lessen the cost of their post-secondary education.”
Foresters Competitive Scholarship Program is administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. and is open to eligible members, their spouses and dependent children, including grandchildren who will be continuing their postsecondary education. Eligible students of any age with a minimum GPA of 2.8 or 70 percent may apply. Members interested in applying for a scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year can do so from December 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014. Visit http://bit.ly/1fFdvtT to find out more about scholarship opportunities.