George Canova of Hagerstown has earned a $2,000 academic scholarship from Alliance for Affordable Services.
He plans to attend Towson University this fall.
The scholarship program was created to help Alliance members meet the costs of attending college.
This year, the Alliance awarded $232,000 in scholarships to 163 students across the United States. Since 1996, the Alliance has supported approximately 1,500 students with more than $2.2 million in scholarships.
Any eligible 16- to 28-year-old dependent of an Alliance member can apply for the scholarship. Recipients are selected by an independent panel according to academic performance. Recognizing that a college degree takes several years to achieve, the Alliance offers $1,000 scholarship renewals for up to three consecutive years as long as students maintain at least a 3.5 grade-point average.
The Alliance for Affordable Services is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping members live better and save more.
It uses the power of the group to negotiate savings on a variety of business, lifestyle and health care benefits for approximately 80,000 members.
For more information, call member services at 800-733-2242 or go to www.affordableservices.org.