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Franklin University Announces Nationwide Insurance Corporate Connections Scholarship Awardees

Columbus, OH (November 12, 2015)

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is proud to announce this year’s Nationwide Corporate Connections Scholarship awardees. The six Franklin student awardees received a $1,500 scholarship, funded through the financial generosity of the Nationwide Corporate Connections organization.

Founded in 2003, the Nationwide Corporate Connections organization is guided by the words “Each one, teach one, to reach one.”  The African-American men's mentoring and networking group of Nationwide associates from across the United States, carries out the mission to build and strengthen leaders, through both personal competence and public perceptions, by creating an environment in which individuals can network, and share experiences, ideas, and resources.

As an extension of this mission, each fall, the members of Corporate Connections award scholarships to students from Franklin University.  This year’s scholarship recipients were:

Lauren Bellflower, B.S., Business Administration, Franklin University, ’12: Pursuing a M.S. - Marketing and Communications
Zechariah Hairston: Pursuing a B.S. in Business Administration
Karen Harris: Pursuing a B.S. in Business Administration
Clarissa Lopez: Pursuing a B.S. in Business Administration
Xavier Okon: Pursuing a B.S. in Business Administration
Joye Raimey: Pursuing an Associate of Science in Information Technology

The scholarship is applied to the 2015-2016 winter and summer terms. To apply for the Nationwide Corporate Connections Scholarship, qualifying students are required to hold a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 for undergraduate programs and minimum of 3.0 for graduate programs; reside in the Columbus, Ohio area; submit a resume; and be enrolled in the Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 terms.

Congratulations to this year’s Nationwide Corporate Connections Scholarship winners!

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at over 25 Midwest locations and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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