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OneBeacon Insurance Awards Sixteen College Scholarships

MINNETONKA, Minn., June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OneBeacon Insurance Group recently awarded $2,000 scholarships to 16 high-school seniors, including eight children of OneBeacon employees and eight children of the company's distribution partners. Recipients were selected based on their academic performance, leadership roles and participation in school and community activities. 

OneBeacon CEO Mike Miller said, "OneBeacon congratulates this group of exceptional students and is excited to recognize their efforts with college scholarships. We wish them great success throughout their college years and beyond."

OneBeacon's scholarship program is funded by the OneBeacon Charitable Trust and managed by Scholarship Management Services®, a nonprofit scholarship program administrator. Now in its 12th consecutive year, the program is available to OneBeacon employees and the agents, brokers and wholesalers that represent the company's various specialty businesses. Since its inception in 2003, OneBeacon's program has awarded over 220 students with college scholarships.

The 2015 OneBeacon scholarship winners are listed below:

Scholarship Recipient

Company
(parent's employer)

College Attending

Sarah Bond

OneBeacon

St. Olaf College; Northfield, MN

Claire Del Sorbo

AmWins Brokerage NY

Fordham University; Bronx, NY

Lauren Dobrolinsky

Assurance Agency, Ltd.

Indiana University Bloomington; Bloomington, IN

Katelyn Furrow

OneBeacon

University of Virginia; Charlottesville, VA

Brennan Hale

Integro USA, Inc.

University of Georgia; Athens, GA

Tanner Hansen

OneBeacon

St. Cloud State University; St. Cloud, MN

Alexandra Kish

CRC Insurance

Texas Christian University; Fort Worth, TX

Alexa McCue

OneBeacon

Quinnipiac University; Hamden, CT

Kendall Monson

Wells Fargo Insurance

Gonzaga University; Spokane, WA

Taylor Phillips

OneBeacon

Oklahoma State University; Stillwater, OK

Meagan Sundstrom

OneBeacon

University of Connecticut; Storrs, CT

Mason Tannenbaum

OneBeacon

Rice University; Houston, TX

Auburn Terry

J. Smith Lanier & Co.

Faulkner University; Montgomery, AL

Matthew Treacy

OneBeacon

Georgetown University; Washington, DC

Samantha Trimble

CRC Insurance

University of Tennessee; Knoxville, TN 

Jessica Williams

Marsh & McLennan

Duke University; Durham, NC

 

The OneBeacon Charitable Trust is a tax-exempt private foundation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code managed by employees of OneBeacon Insurance Company.

About OneBeacon: OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. is a Bermuda-domiciled holding company that is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "OB." OneBeacon's underwriting companies offer a range of specialty insurance products sold through independent agencies, regional and national brokers, wholesalers and managing general agencies. Each business is managed by an experienced team of specialty insurance professionals focused on a specific customer group or industry segment, and providing distinct products and tailored coverages and services. OneBeacon's solutions target group accident; commercial surety; crop; design professionals; entertainment; environmental; excess property; financial services; healthcare; management liability; ocean and inland marine; programs; public entities; technology; and tuition refund. For further information about our products and services visit: www.onebeacon.com and to remain up to date on OneBeacon's news, follow us on Twitter @OneBeaconIns or visit our online newsroom: www.onebeacon.com/newsroom.

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SOURCE OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd.

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