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Eileen Philbin
Executive Director, American Senior Benefits Association

ASBA Members Playing a Pivotal Role
in Educating Young People

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chicago, IL - September 14, 2010 - The American Senior Benefits Association (ASBA) today announced the names of the 2010 ASBA Scholarship Grant recipients.

Each year, the ASBA Board selects several students to receive a $1,000 scholarship grant as part of the ASBA College Scholarship Grant program. This program helps pay tuition toward an undergraduate degree or program. Over the years, the scholarship program has become one of ASBA's most popular programs, and many ASBA members nominate their college age children or grandchildren to receive a scholarship grant.

"Everyone can use some help in reaching their educational goals," said Bill Hill, Sr., ASBA's President and Chairman of the Board. "And the children and grandchildren of ASBA members have a special tool in their toolbox to help them finance their education: The ASBA College Scholarship Grant. We can think of no better way for an ASBA member to have a direct impact on the education of a child or grandchild than to help make education more affordable."

This year's ASBA Scholarship Grant winners are:

Matthew Standage of Aurora, Nebraska
James Knutson of Tucson, Arizona
Danielle Ideus of Cuero, Texas
Matthew Dykes of Forney, Texas
Paige Buck of New Braunfels, Texas

Since ASBA considers member education an important part of its mission, supporting the educational goals of members' children and grandchildren is equally important. And the ASBA College Scholarship Grant program is by no means the only way that ASBA helps its members participate in the education of college age relatives.

ASBA members can also take part in the Sage Scholars Tuition Rewards program. The Tuition Rewards program focuses on making education more affordable through an earned rewards "points" system. Each point equals $1, and as points can accrue over time, the designated beneficiary can then apply accumulated Reward Points toward his/her tuition for undergraduate study at participating colleges, beginning with the freshman year.

ASBA members earn an initial 500 points ($500 value) on behalf of their selected student beneficiary when they sign up for the program. Members then continue to earn additional points for their beneficiary when they take advantage of other ASBA benefits. Earned points can then be redeemed for tuition discounts at any participating educational institution. The ever-growing network of participating schools includes more than 260 private, four-year institutions in 41 states, ranging from small colleges to large universities.

Well-known participating private colleges include Clark University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA), Creighton (NE), DePaul (IL), Drexel (PA), Duquesne (PA), Lawrence (WI), St. Lawrence and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY), Rollins (FL), University of Dayton (OH), University of San Diego (CA) and Valparaiso (IN). Twenty to thirty new schools join each year. A full list of the participating colleges is available on the ASBA website.

For more information on either the Scholarship Grant program or the Sage Scholars Tuition Rewards program, visit

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 600,000 nationally.

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