Congratulations AMLA Scholarship Recipients!

Each year, the AMLA presents scholarships to individuals who are exemplary students—who do more than make good grades. This year another group is presented below. We wish them luck in their endeavors, and hope to hear of their successes throughout their lives.

AMLA Scholarship Recipient

The Anna Mae Mannion Memorial Scholarship recipient is Caitlin Esteves

of AMLA Lodge 6, a graduate of Hathaway Brown School in Cleveland, Ohio. She is attending The University of Pittsburgh to study Pharmacy. Caitlin competed with the HB Varsity Soccer and Track teams, was CEO/CFO of the student café in HB’s learning commons, and Senior Class Carnival Charity Co-Chair. She has volunteered at Judson Park Senior Living, The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, and served as Class Learning Service Officer. She has fond memories of the AMLA Children’s Christmas Party.

The Joseph A. and Albina M. Abram Memorial Scholarship recipient is Caroline Berlan

of AMLA Lodge 9. A graduate from Bay High School in Bay Village, Ohio, Caroline is studying at the Kent State University for Visual Communication Design. Caroline volunteers at the Cleveland Animal Protective League and works with members of her sorority to raise money for Akron Children’s Hospital. She has passion for music, painting, and make-up. She enjoys touring Youtube.com’s numerous make-up tutorials, and takes time to post her own videos on the subject. She has also volunteered at the AMLA Children’s Christmas Party.

The Rudolph M. Susel Memorial Scholarship recipient is Rachel Cuellar

of AMLA Lodge 24. Rachel is a graduate of Westlake High School in Westlake, Ohio. She attends Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she studies Microbiology and Spanish. She is on the Honors Student Advisory Board, and currently on the President’s List. She is a member of the Society of Women in Medicine and conducts undergraduate microbiology research and volunteers as a tutor for local Hispanic children. She and her family gather each year at the AMLA Childrens Christmas Party to celebrate with family.

The Frank Lausche Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Frances and Jane S. Lausche Foundation recipient is Maria T. Jeric

of AMLA Lodge 27. Maria is a valedictorian of her graduating class at Bishop Watterson High School (Columbus, Ohio), Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Spanish. She is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant’s Studies at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio. Maria is a member of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity and completes at least 20 hours of community service each semester. Maria is very active, enjoying tennis, rock climbing, broomball, and Humans vs. Zombies (a game played across the entire school campus). She enjoys baking pies and has tried some of the recipes featured in “Our Voice”. She has fond memories of the AMLA Children’s Christmas Party and Family Bowling.

We also thank all who applied for these Scholarships. There were many great applicants. Please be sure to resubmit this application again with Fall grades to be in the running for an AMLA Grant.

We would also like to thank the Abram Family for their financial support of the Abram Memorial Scholarship and the Frances and Jane S. Lausche Foundation for their support of the Sen. Frank Lausche Memorial Scholarship. Each year, four deserving recipients are awarded the aforementioned scholarships. After Fall semester, the AMLA offers up to 100 additional educational grants for qualified college students. If you are interested in making a contribution the AMLA Scholarship Fund, or to establish a memorial scholarship in the name of someone you love, please contact the AMLA Home Office (216-531-1900, or by e-mail at Member@AmericanMutual.org). Click Here for more information.


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