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Scholarships Awarded to Students Passionate about Community Outreach, Health Innovations, Financial Literacy and Environmental Protection
AXA, a leading financial protection company, announced today 369 winners of the AXA AchievementSM Scholarship. The winners, known as AXA Achievers, are a group of ambitious and talented students who have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and a commitment to making a positive contribution to the world. Through their outstanding achievements, these students are driving awareness and innovation in such areas as general community outreach, health innovations, financial literacy and environmental protection.
This year marks the 16th anniversary of the AXA AchievementSM program, which has provided more than $28 million in scholarships to 6,500 students since the program’s inception in 2003. Through the AXA AchievementSM Scholarship, 369 students representing all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the local communities where AXA operates will receive a one-time scholarship in the amount of $25,000, $10,000 or $2,500. Additionally, every scholarship recipient’s high school will receive a grant for $1,000 to be used for educational development. The 2018 award program will give out more than $1.5 million to support college education and professional development.
“Each year, I am amazed by the accomplishments of our class of AXA Achievers and other students across the country. Their contributions are making a real impact to their communities and beyond,” said Mark Pearson, CEO of AXA US. “I am proud we are able to recognize this success and support their pursuit of education.”
The 2018 National recipients who will each receive a $25,000 scholarship are:
ABOUT AXA Foundation
The AXA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AXA Advisors, LLC, the retail distribution subsidiary of AXA. The Foundation directs the company's philanthropic and volunteer activities, working to improve the quality of life in communities across the United States where AXA has a presence. The Foundation’s multifaceted signature program, AXA AchievementSM, supports the company’s strong commitment to Corporate Responsibility and AXA Group’s flagship theme of “Risk Research and Education,” by providing America’s youth with access and advice to help them succeed in college and beyond. Since its inception, AXA Achievement has awarded over $28 million in college scholarships to more than 6,500 students, known as AXA Achievers. For more information go to www.axa.com/achievers or AXA's Facebook page.
As leading providers of retirement, insurance and investment strategies, the companies under the AXA U.S. brand name help empower their customers to live better lives. Established in 1859, AXA Equitable now has approximately 2.8 million customers nationwide. More than 4,700 AXA Advisors Financial Professionals create strategies to help individuals, families and small business owners move forward with confidence on their road to financial security. AXA U.S. is a brand name of AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC and its family of companies, including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (AXA Equitable), MONY Life Insurance Company of America (MLOA) (AZ stock company, administrative office: Jersey City, NJ), AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and AXA Distributors, LLC. AXA U.S. is part of the global AXA Group, a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies and wealth management, with 107 million clients in 64 countries. The obligations of AXA Equitable and MLOA are backed solely by their claims-paying ability. Find AXA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information, visit www.axa.com.
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