AMLA Members Earn Scholarships

The American Mutual Life Association is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments of its members. In its history, the AMLA can tout membership which included esteemed Senators, doctors, professors, lawyers, as well as craftsman, bakers, cooks, civil servants, soldiers, and more. Hardworking, and from all walks of life, AMLA Members have been consistently striving for a better life for themselves, and their families.

Whenever possible, the AMLA tries to honor its members—especially those working towards a college or graduate degree. With the skyrocketing costs of tuition, the AMLA remains committed to offering assistance whenever possible. In addition to scholarships, the AMLA offers 100 grants to college students who are members and meet the qualifications. Applications for such our due in early January, 2017.

Each summer, a committee of AMLA Board Members sets into motion the AMLA Scholarship Program. This year, for the first time, four lucky students were selected to receive an AMLA Scholarship—thanks especially to the generosity of the Abram Family and the Frances and Jane S. Lausche Foundation, without whose help, the AMLA Scholarship Program now offers four scholarships instead of three.

Each year, the pool of applicants is diverse and exceptional. None of the applicants are unworthy of special recognition, which makes the process of judging difficult. While we congratulate the winners of this year’s program, we also congratulate those who were not selected, as more than 25 apply each year. They too, have worked hard and put forth an effort that is truly commendable. This year’s recipients have been selected, but only by the narrowest of margins.

Please share our congratulations with the following AMLA Scholars:

AMLA Scholarship Recipient

Rachael Fink

Anna Mae Mannion Scholarship awarded to an AMLA Member and Student beginning the pursuit of a college degree.

Rachael Fink is enrolled at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. In high school, Rachael earned many accolades including: 9th in nation in Le Grand Concur National French Test and 1st place in national creative writing contest of the Societe Honoraire de Francais. We wish Rachael bonne chance in her studies. To help her along the way, this scholarship pays $2,000 of her tuition.

AMLA Scholarship Recipient

Maria T. Jeric

Dr. Rudolph M. Susel Scholarship awarded to an AMLA Member and Student currently pursuing a college degree.

Maria T. Jeric is attending Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She has made the President's List, and has received a Leadership certificate. Maria has attended many AMLA events and is a member of AMLA Lodge 27. We wish Maria continued success in her studies. To help her along the way, this scholarship pays $2,000 of her tuition.

AMLA Scholarship Recipient

Joanna Celestina

Joseph A. and Albina M. Abram Scholarship (sponsored by the Abram Family) awarded to an AMLA Member and Student currently pursuing a college degree.

Joanna Celestina is in senior year at The Ohio State University and is working towards a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design. She is a member of Industrial Designer's Society of America (IDSA) student chapter at Ohio State University and AMLA Lodge 4 - St. Anne. We wish Joanna continued success in her studies. To help her along the way, this scholarship pays $2,000 of her tuition.


AMLA Scholarship Recipient

Richard Celestina

Senator Frank J. Lausche Scholarship (sponsored by the Frances and Jane S. Lausche Foundation) awarded to an AMLA Member and Student pursuing an advanced degree.

Richard Celestina is a member of AMLA Lodge 4 - St. Anne. He is pursuing a Masters of Science degree in Engineering from The Ohio State University. He already has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from OSU. He is a founding member of the Slovenian men's choral group Mi Smo Mi. We wish Richard all the best in his studies. To help him along the way, this scholarship pays $2,500 of his tuition.


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