Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Citizens Insurance Announces 2008 Community Scholarship Program

8 Oct 2008 15:14 Africa/Lagos

Citizens Insurance Announces 2008 Community Scholarship Program

College scholarships to be awarded based on Academic achievement and commitment to community service

HOWELL, Mich., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens Insurance Company of America today announced the launch of its 2008 community scholarship program. Students at public high schools in Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland, Howell and Pinckney, as well as children of Citizens employees, are eligible to apply.

The scholarship program recognizes and rewards students who have excelled in academic achievement, leadership and community service. Over the past three years, Citizens Insurance has awarded $172,000 in college scholarships to 138 students.

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"At Citizens, we believe that a college education should be accessible and available to all who want to pursue it. We are excited to be able to help ease the financial burden of higher education for those students who have demonstrated excellence in school and in the community," said Paul Mueller, Citizens Insurance regional president.

Students interested in applying for a scholarship may download and print an application at the company's Web site: Applications must be postmarked by Saturday, November 29. Scholarship winners for 2008 will be announced in January 2009. Awards are made through The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, Inc., the charitable giving arm of Citizens' parent, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., based in Worcester, Mass.

The scholarship program is managed by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America, the nation's leading scholarship program administrator.

About The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation

The mission of The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, Inc. is to improve the quality of life in communities where The Hanover Insurance Group companies have a major presence, placing a special emphasis on helping to build world class public education systems and inspiring and empowering youth to achieve their full potential.

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE:THG) , based in Worcester, Mass. is a leading provider of auto, home and business insurance in Massachusetts.

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. is the holding company for a group of insurers that includes The Hanover Insurance Company, also based in Worcester; Citizens Insurance Company of America, headquartered in Howell, Mich., and their affiliates. The Hanover offers a wide range of property and casualty products and services to individuals, families and businesses through an extensive network of independent agents, and has been meeting its obligations to its agent partners and their customers for more than 150 years. Taken as a group, The Hanover ranks among the top 40 property and casualty insurers in the United States. For more information, please visit

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Amy Lynn Banek
(508) 855-4486

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