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02/14/2001
Scholarship Available for Children of Billing Company Employees

Date: 2/14/2001
News: Scholarship Available For Billing Company Employees And Their Children
Deadline is March 15, 2001

Billing company employees and their children can take advantage of an industry scholarship established last year by the Marion Financial Corp., a Houston-based merger and acquisition advisory firm. Three $1500 scholarships will be awarded each year to employees or the children of employees in the accounts receivable management area, which includes medical billing companies, collection agencies, debt-buying companies, and any other companies that deal with the receivables cycle.

Selection of winners is based upon grade-point average, extra-curricular activities, and a 500-word essay entitled “Why further Education is Important to Me.”

According to Tom Edens, president of Marion, two independent judges evaluate applications. Scholarship checks are sent directly to the institution of the student’s choice.

“We don’t see many scholarships in this industry,” says Edens, “so I decided to do something about it.” Last year 100 applications were received. The result was a tie, and four scholarships were given.

The application deadline for 2001 is March 15, 2001. Winners will be notified by the third week of May. For complete criteria and rules, go to www.marionfinancial.com/scholarship.asp. Or contact the Scholarship Committee at 713/988-8000.