MINNEAPOLIS, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ACA International Education Foundation today announces the 2012 winners of the Loomer-Mortenson Scholarship, which is awarded to three post-secondary bound students.
First place winner Shea Nolan of Suwanee, Ga. will receive $3,000 to be used for her studies. Second place winner Emily Warnes of Battle Ground, Wash. will receive $1,000. Third place winner Austin Kemper of Jefferson City, Mo. will receive $1,000.
"ACA International Education Foundation is pleased to recognize the accomplishments of the 2012 Loomer-Mortenson Scholarship recipients and help support their academic pursuits," said Chairman Chris Wunder.
Honoring the memories of Robert E. Loomer and Irvin "Dempsey" Mortenson, the Loomer-Mortenson Scholarship is available annually to employees of the credit and collections industry and members of their family. This year's winners were selected from a pool of more than 20 applicants based on several criteria, including an essay about consumer financial literacy.
Founded in 1995, ACA International Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization focused on promoting consumer financial literacy. It is the philanthropic arm of ACA International, the association of credit and collection professionals. In addition to the Loomer-Mortenson Scholarship, the Foundation created and promotes www.askdoctordebt.org, a valuable resource for consumers on debt collection and their rights.
For more information on the Foundation and Loomer-Mortenson Scholarship, please visit www.acainternational.org/foundation.
Contact: Mark Schiffman (952) 259-2124
SOURCE ACA International