Three college bound students have been awarded a total of $5,000 in Loomer-Mortenson scholarships by the ACA International Education Foundation, the philanthropic arm of ACA International, the association of credit and collection professionals.

  • First place winner ($3,000) is awarded to Ellen Vaught, Rocheport, Mo.  Vaught, a graduate of New Franklin High School in New Franklin, Mo. will study teaching at Columbia College in Columbia, Mo.
  • Second place winner ($1,000) is awarded to Jaclyn Minges, Mason, Ohio.  Minges, a graduate of Fairfield Senior High School in Fairfield, Ohio will study adult education and training at St. Joseph’s College of Maine.
  • Third place winner ($1,000) is awarded to Taylor Waag, Crystal, Minn.  Waag, a graduate of Armstrong High School will study photography at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

“Congratulations to Ellen, Jaclyn and Taylor as they continue their post-secondary studies and prepare for the future,” said ACA Foundation Chair Chris Wunder.

The Loomer-Mortenson Scholarship is offered to college-bound credit and debt collection professionals and their dependent children.  Three winners are selected each year from essays submitted by students.

ACA International Foundation is a 501 (C)(3) organization, founded in 1995, focused on helping to enhance consumer financial literacy.  In addition to the Loomer-Mortenson Scholarship, the Foundation also created and promotes, a free consumer resource on debt collection and their rights.

ACA International is the comprehensive, knowledge-based resource for success in the credit and collection industry.  Founded in 1939, ACA brings together more than 5,000 members in the United States and abroad, and their more than 150,000 employees, including third-party collection agencies, asset buyers, attorneys, creditors and vendor affiliates.  ACA establishes a wide variety of products, services and publications.

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