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OneAmerica announces 2016 Life Lessons Scholarship recipient

Indiana Wesleyan student who lost mother early in life will receive scholarship through life insurance awareness program

Indianapolis, October 11, 2016
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OneAmerica announced that Indiana Wesleyan sophomore Sydney Delgado has been selected as a 2016 Life Lessons Scholarship Winner. The college student was only three months old when she lost her mother to skin cancer. Throughout Sydney’s young life, she has worked multiple jobs to help support herself and her family, including the three jobs she now works to make ends meet, while pursuing a Christian ministry major with a global ministry minor.

“Our hope for Sydney is that this scholarship provides both a well-deserved financial boost and some peace of mind as she pursues her dream of becoming affiliated with a ministry that helps people around the world,” said Pat Foley, OneAmerica president of Individual Life and Financial Services. “More broadly, I hope stories like Sydney’s encourage families to think long-term and prepare to take care of their loved ones, regardless of what the future may hold.”

The OneAmerica Life Lessons Scholarship is provided in coordination with Life Happens – a nonprofit dedicated to providing financial support to current and aspiring college students who have lost a parent. The annual program aims to highlight the need for families to include life insurance in financial plans.

Josh Hauser, OneAmerica vice president and chief agency officer, and Jeff Semler, president of Indianapolis-based Semler Financial Group, will present the scholarship check to Sydney.

WHO:             Sydney Delgado, OneAmerica Life Lessons Scholarship Recipient
                       Josh Hauser, OneAmerica Vice President and Chief Agency Officer
                       Jeff Semler, President, Semler Financial Group
WHAT:           Scholarship check presentation
WHEN:           October 12, 2016, 9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
WHERE:         Indianapolis Hilton, Victory Ballroom, 120 West Market Street, Indianapolis, Ind.


About OneAmerica®
A national leader in the insurance and financial services marketplace for nearly 140 years, the companies of OneAmerica help customers build and protect their financial futures.

OneAmerica offers a variety of products and services to serve the financial needs of their policyholders and customers. These products include retirement plan products and recordkeeping services, individual life insurance, annuities, asset-based long-term care solutions and employee benefit plan products.

Products are issued and underwritten by the companies of OneAmerica and distributed through a nationwide network of employees, agents, brokers and other sources that are committed to providing value to our customers. To learn more about our products, services and the companies of OneAmerica, visit www.OneAmerica.com/companies, the OneAmerica Newsroom or follow @OneAmerica on Twitter.

Jen Pittman, Public Relations Director, 317-285-4927

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