ACA International Education Foundation Announces 2012 Scholarship Winners

Jul 25, 2012, 11:38 ET from ACA International

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.

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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, a valuable resource for consumers on debt collection and their rights.

For more information on the Foundation and Loomer-Mortenson Scholarship, please visit

Contact: Mark Schiffman (952) 259-2124

SOURCE ACA International