We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2015 AXA Achievementsm Scholarship! They’re a remarkable group of young people, and AXA is proud to help them take the next step toward college. As in previous years, 52 students – one from each state, plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico – have been awarded college scholarships of $10,000. Of those 52 winners, 10 students have been chosen as national winners and will receive an additional $15,000 scholarship award.
The scholarship winners – – known as AXA Achievers – – have all accomplished something exceptional outside of the classroom. Here are just a few examples of their impressive achievements:
Founded “Limbitless,” a non-profit organization that uses 3D printing technology to provide underprivileged youth with affordable prosthetics.
- Created a computer science program to teach middle school girls about programming, with the goal of increasing female representation in STEM [science, technology, education & math] fields.
- As a testicular cancer survivor, launched “Check2Campaign” to encourage male athletes to request a testicular exam during their sports physicals.
- Developed a safe, accurate and low-cost way to detect pathogenic bacteria in liquids such as wastewater. The project is designed to potentially help prevent thousands of pathogen-based illnesses per year.
- Launched “Heads-Up Concussion Awareness.” Using information from the Center for Disease Control, our AXA Achiever taught athletes the signs, symptoms, and proper treatment of concussions, raising awareness in the community.
Be sure to watch the videos to hear the winners describe their achievements and express what the AXA Achievement Scholarship has meant to them. We know you’ll be impressed!
The AXA Foundation has awarded over $25 million in scholarships to more than 6,000 students since the program began in 2003, making AXA one of the nation’s largest corporate providers of scholarships. Equally important, AXA Achievement is a resource for advice. Paying for college is a huge challenge for families; making the right decisions is crucial. Please visit the Education funding section online, a great source of comprehensive information on planning for and financing college.
The AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA US, is the proud sponsor of PTA’s Take Your Family to School Week. Its signature program, AXA Achievement, helps students and parents take the next step toward college. The AXA Foundation has been a proud National PTA sponsor since 2005.