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Eileen Philbin
Executive Director, American Senior Benefits Association

ASBA Scholarship Grants Help Worthy
Students Finance Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chicago, IL - September 15, 2009 - The American Senior Benefits Association (ASBA) has chosen six college-bound students to receive scholarship grants through the ASBA College Scholarship Foundation.

Dependents and grandchildren of ASBA members are eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship grant to be applied toward an undergraduate degree. Scholarships are awarded annually and are based on a combination of scholastics, activities and applicant essays.

This year's scholarship winners are:

  • Ashley Singleton of Florida, who will attend the University of Tampa;
  • Brittany Hunka of Ohio, who is heading for Ohio State University;
  • Erika Bauer of Michigan who will pursue a degree at the University of Detroit Mercy;
  • Matthew Bosch of Texas, who will attend the University of Texas at Austin;
  • Tessa Romine of Oregon, who will pursue her degree at Linfield College in Oregon;
  • Alissa Modlin of Kansas, who will attend Hesston College in Kansas.
"One of the most popular benefits that ASBA provides to its members is the opportunity to assist children, grandchildren and other dependents in paying for their education", said Bill Hill, Sr., President and Chairman of the Board of ASBA. "These days, with educational funding decreasing regularly, every little bit helps. ASBA is happy to help these students pay for the education that will serve to ensure their professional goals." ASBA has offered these scholarships since the organization's inception, and receives a vast amount of applications each year. "There are many worthy and well-prepared applicants", said Hill. "Choosing the recipients is always a difficult task."

The American Senior Benefits Association (ASBA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit association where membership is completely free. ASBA is committed to lifestyle enhancement through benefits, advocacy and education for the over-50 population. ASBA concentrates its efforts on the issues that are of greatest concern to its members. Through its partners and programs, ASBA members receive news and information, product and service discounts, as well as other benefits. Current ASBA membership stands at over 580,000 nationally.

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