July 28, 2015

    MassMutual Awards $155,000 In Scholarships To Students Across The Country

    MassMutual Awards $155,000 In Scholarships To Students Across The Country

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 28, 2015 – Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) has awarded $155,000 in college scholarships to students across the country. 

    The MassMutual Scholars program is a national scholarship program for eligible students interested in careers in the insurance and financial services industry. This year, MassMutual awarded $5,000 scholarships to 31 high-achieving college students to help them pursue their higher education dreams. Student applicants were evaluated on their academic performance, commitment to education, financial need, as well as a personal essay in which many shared poignant stories about their desires to achieve a degree and their need for assistance.

    One of this year's recipients is Lilylynn Tran, a student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, HI -- majoring in Business and Entrepreneurship. One of her goals after college is to pursue a career in financial services where she can show people how to invest wisely and make their money work for them. Lilylynn’s application touched on her challenges including paying for her tuition by working two jobs while attending school full-time. "Growing up I never thought college would be an opportunity granted to me because it would be a large financial burden to my family, but I wanted to give myself an education, therefore I continue to work hard to earn my degree,” she said.

    "Many of this year’s MassMutual Scholars, like Lilylynn, have overcome great hardship and continue to strive toward earning their college degrees and creating a successful future for themselves," said Nick Fyntrilakis, Vice President of Community Responsibility at MassMutual. "Our congratulations to them all, and I hope these scholarships will help make it easier for them to attain their dreams."

    The MassMutual Scholars program aims to increase college access to students nationally, as well as raise awareness of careers in financial services. It is one of many community-focused initiatives MassMutual provides as part of its nearly $11 million in charitable contributions annually.

    To learn more about all of MassMutual's Scholarship programs and community responsibility initiatives visit www.massmutual.com/education.

    The 2015 MassMutual Scholars are:

    Student

    Hometown

    Institution Name

    Jacquelyn Adeseye

    New Castle, DE

    West Chester University of Pennsylvania

    Albert Appouh

    Maplewood, NJ

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

    Liliana Barajas

    Ocoee, FL

    University of South Florida

    Whitney Brown

    Newport, NC

    High Point University

    Arianna Brown-Harris

    Spokane Valley, WA

    Eastern Washington University

    Timothy Dostie

    Westfield, MA

    University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Emily Gonzalez

    Miami, FL

    Santa Fe College

    Anna Hiran

    Houston, TX

    University of Texas at Austin

    Kelle Huerta

    Katy, TX

    Texas State University: San Marcos

    Samantha Lander

    Springfield, MA

    Western New England University

    Je Hak Lee

    Babson Park, MA

    Babson College

    Yukki Leung

    Philadelphia, PA

    Penn State University: State College

    Leah Lupu

    Ovid, MI

    Olivet College

    Noor Marshall

    Athens, GA

    University of Georgia

    Alanna Mccatty

    Woodbridge, VA

    Pace University

    Dewey Milton III

    Rocky Mount, VA

    Radford University

    Lamarr Nash

    Olive Branch, MS

    Fisk University

    Michelle Nelson

    Athens, OH

    Ohio University

    Loc Nguyen

    Rowlett, TX

    University of Texas at Dallas

    Ruth Nieh

    Mansfield Center, CT

    University of Connecticut

    Mark Perez

    San Antonio, TX

    St. Mary's University

    Robert Reid

    Philadelphia, PA

    Drexel University

    Andrei Sabau

    Temple, PA

    Penn State University Park

    Carolyn Sireci

    Tolland, CT

    Boston University

    Daniel Smith

    Lawrenceville, GA

    University of Alabama

    Adam Snyder

    Roankoe, TX

    Howard Payne University

    Brady Tengberg

    Provo, UT

    Brigham Young University

    Lilylynn Tran

    Honolulu, HI

    University of Hawaii at Manoa

    Najjuwah Walden

    Greensboro, NC

    North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

    Han Xue

    Houston, NY

    University of Maryland University College

    Wenhui Yang

    Boston, MA

    Simmons College

    About MassMutual

    Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyowners consistently since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurancedisability income insurancelong term care insuranceretirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company’s strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.

    MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.

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