December 24, 1998

American General Life and Accident Insurance Company Offers American General Character Stars Scholarship

Nashville, Tenn. — High school students looking for scholarships to help supplement the cost of college, vocational, or technical school have another option, the American General Character Stars Scholarship. More than 100 high school seniors will win the scholarship for demonstrating the character traits of trustworthiness, responsibility, respect, kindness, and good citizenship.

To qualify for an American General Character Stars Scholarship a student must be a public high school senior in Alabama, California, Georgia, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, or Tennessee. They should have average to above-average grades that place them in the top third of their class, and must present evidence of good character in two letters of recommendation (one from a high school official and the other from a community leader). Students will also be evaluated based on involvement in extracurricular activities, and a 250-word essay. The student's taxable family income cannot exceed $50,000.

Scholarship winners receive $500 which may be used for the college, technical, or vocational school of their choice within the United States. An overall winner is chosen in each state receiving an additional $1,000 for a total of $1,500.

Applications are due March 1, 1999. For more information on the American General Character Stars Scholarship, call (615) 320-3149.

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