TORONTO, July 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Foresters™, an international life
insurance provider that champions family well-being, has helped 250
dedicated students from across North America plan for their futures,
rewarding their academic excellence and commitment to volunteerism with
a renewable scholarship worth up to $8,000.
"Foresters Competitive Scholarship Program applauds individuals not only
for their academic excellence but also for their community
involvement," said Kasia Czarski, 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 postsecondary education."
For over 30 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. In total,
Foresters has awarded more than $30 million in financial support of the
Competitive Scholarship program in the Canada, the US and the UK.
Lily Zhang is one of this year's scholarship recipients. Lily will begin
her four-year program at Queen's University in Kingston, ON, in the
fall, majoring in Commerce. As an active volunteer for many years, Lily
dedicated her time to a variety of community programs involving arts,
education and the disadvantaged. Lily's efforts focused on initiatives
that promote financial literacy, including work with the Financial
Literacy of Ontario initiative where she is currently an Ambassador
working on promotion and education of financial literacy.
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% 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,
For more information on Foresters Competitive Scholarship program, visit
Foresters™ is a life insurance provider with a difference. The
fraternal benefit society, founded in 1874, supports family well-being
through quality products, unique member benefits and inspiring
community activities. Foresters shares its financial strength with over
one million members in Canada, the United States and the United
Kingdom. For more information, visit foresters.com.
Foresters™ is the trade name and a trademark of The Independent Order of
Foresters, a fraternal benefit society, 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto,
Canada M3C 1T9; its subsidiaries are licensed to use this mark.
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