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OneBeacon Insurance Awards Sixteen College Scholarships

PLYMOUTH, Minn., June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OneBeacon Insurance Group recently awarded sixteen $2,000 college scholarships, including eight to OneBeacon employees' children and eight to children of the company's distribution partners. Recipients were selected based on criteria such as academic performance, leadership roles and participation in school and community activities.  

OneBeacon CEO Mike Miller said, "OneBeacon is pleased to support the education of our future business leaders and congratulates this year's scholarship winners on their many achievements. We wish them well as they begin their college studies."

Since its inception in 2003, OneBeacon's program has awarded 240 students with college scholarships. The program is funded by the OneBeacon Charitable Trust and managed by Scholarship Management Services®, a nonprofit scholarship program administrator.

The following lists this year's award winners, along with their parent's employer and the college or university they plan to attend:

Scholarship Recipient

Company
(parent's employer)

College Attending

Nikki Atis

OneBeacon

University of San Francisco;

San Francisco, CA

Kaitlin Carroll

U.S. Risk/Take 1 Insurance

California Polytechnic State University;

San Luis Obispo, CA

Samantha Carroll

U.S. Risk/Take 1 Insurance

American University;

Washington, DC

Charles Caruso, Jr.

Herbert L. Jamison & Co.

University of Tampa; Tampa, FL

Brett Gajewski

Burns & Wilcox Brokerage

University of Florida; Gainesville, FL

John Galioto

Wells Fargo Insurance

University of Notre Dame;

Notre Dame, IN

Emily Geelan

OneBeacon

St. Olaf College; Northfield, MN

Caitlin Haggerty

William H. Connolly & Co.

Stevens Institute of Technology; Hoboken, NJ

Jose Morél

OneBeacon

SUNY University; Binghamton, NY

Kelsey Murray

OneBeacon

University of Delaware; Newark, DE

Daniel Ryan

OneBeacon

University of Minnesota;

Minneapolis, MN

Nicole Schliwka

OneBeacon

Towson University; Towson, MD

Rachel Shrode

OneBeacon

University of Wyoming;

Laramie, WY

Ryan Sugrue

HUB International New England

Boston College; Chestnut Hill, MA

Bailey Van Eyll

OneBeacon

University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, MN

Margaret White

Marsh & McLennan

Georgetown University;

Washington, DC

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; architects and engineers; commercial surety; entertainment; environmental; excess property; financial institutions; 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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