SIOUX FALLS, S.D.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ReliaMax®, the leading financial technology-based and complete private student lending solutions provider, is excited to award Isaac Bindert of Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls the Inaugural Mark Bielen Scholarship in partnership with the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to a South Dakota resident student who has shown a commitment to community service and has excelled in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Mark Bielen was Executive Director of Research and Development for ReliaMax and passed away on October 8, 2015. This scholarship, established in conjunction with Cathy Bielen, Mark’s wife and widow, will continue his legacy as a serial entrepreneur and artist who was as committed to the community he lived in as he was to helping students achieve their dreams.
“ReliaMax is dedicated to fostering strong relationships with and giving back to the communities in which we live and work. In Mark’s memory, we are honored to award this year’s scholarship to Isaac who embodies the award through his commitment to his community and academic pursuits,” shared Michael VanErdewyk, CEO of ReliaMax. “We look forward to seeing Isaac continue to excel academically and as a member of the community.”
Bindert will be attending Washington University in St. Louis in the fall and plans to major in chemistry. He will use the scholarship as part of his tuition. “I am honored to be awarded the Mark Bielen Scholarship and am thankful to ReliaMax for this recognition. I am very excited for the opportunities that college allows to really explore your interests and passions and the Mark Bielen Scholarship will help me do that,” said Bindert.
If you are interested in learning more about the scholarship program, please visit the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation website - http://www.sfacf.org/scholarship-and-award-funds/. ReliaMax will accept applications for next year’s scholarship (2017) beginning on December 15, 2016 through March 15, 2017.
Founded in 2006, ReliaMax® is the industry’s top insurer and Private Student Loan Platform-as-a-Service solutions provider. Hosting a proprietary database of over $14.5 billion in private student loans and one million borrowers, ReliaMax offers banks, credit unions, alternative lenders and investors up to 100% loan loss protection with stable returns and has helped over 450 lenders profitably deliver private student loans to their borrower clients. ReliaMax has insured over $2.6 billion in private student loans since 2009, helping over 100,000 borrowers finance their education and achieve their dreams. Learn more at ReliaMax.com.
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