PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Affiliated Workers Association (AWA), a national not-for-profit association, recently awarded a college scholarship to the daughter of an association member.
Holli Pennington, currently a freshman at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, and daughter of AWA member Pam Pennington, received a $2,500 scholarship from AWA. She plans to use the AWA scholarship to further her education in equine science, a study dedicated to equestrian styles, nutrition, physiology and management of horses.
"This scholarship from AWA will definitely help with paying for my tuition at Colorado State University," said Pennington. “I’m looking forward to a future career raising and training horses for racing.”
“The AWA strives to help support the education of our members and their dependents,” said Neil Peterson, AWA president. “Through the scholarship program, we hope to not only help our members with the cost of a college education, but to also invest in the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.”
Pennington has had a love of animals since her youth. She was inspired by her family, who had experience in horse racing, and her favorite book series about horses. She spent the last three years judging horses in the Future Farmers of America competition.
The AWA scholarship program is open to active AWA members between the ages of 18 and 28, as well as their legal dependents between the ages of 16 and 28. The AWA scholarship is awarded based on academic performance and teacher/supervisor recommendations. College First Foundation is the third-party administrator for the AWA scholarship program.
About the Affiliated Workers Association
AWA is a national not-for-profit organization comprised of more than 17,000 members. AWA was created in 2001 for the purpose of providing the small business owners, entrepreneurs, independent contractors and self-employed individuals who are its members with professional, lifestyle, and health benefits and other resources. AWA empowers its members to make sound financial and health decisions and to help them strive for success in the small business arena. AWA members enjoy access to quality benefits, programs, services and discounts, including health insurance, wellness, consumer and small business discounts. To find out more about the benefits of an AWA membership or to enroll in the association, visit www.affiliatedworkersassociation.org.