Clements International Awards $10,000 in Scholarships to Expat Students

Clements International, a leading insurance and financial services provider to American organizations and individuals working outside the United States, awarded $10,000 to expatriate students in the company's first scholarship program.

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This was a very exciting project for Clements International because it gave us a chance to give back to the expatriate community

Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 16, 2009

Clements International, a leading insurance and financial services provider to American organizations and individuals working outside the United States, awarded $10,000 to expatriate students in the company's first scholarship program.

The 2009 Expat Youth Scholarship received 578 entries from students ages 12 to 18 of any nationality who spent at least two years living outside their home country. The theme, "Life in a Flying House," is inspired by the idea that students who spend their childhoods moving between different countries and cultures acquire unique life experiences.

"This was a very exciting project for Clements International because it gave us a chance to give back to the expatriate community," said Jon Clements, chairman and CEO. "We have learned from our clients that expats are an inspiring group of individuals and it's obvious from the work we've seen that their children are pretty extraordinary, too."

The scholarship contest asked expat students to share their experiences of living in a foreign country through an essay (500 words or more) and creative media (photographs, illustrations, paintings, or video). Three winners in each of two age categories (12-15 and 16-18) were selected by a panel of judges from the expatriate community.

Scholarship Winners:

Age 12-15

First Place ($3,000):
Julia Goldsby, 12, American Expat in Germany

Second Place ($1,500):
Kate Telma, 14, American Expat in Kazakhstan

Third Place ($500):
Athena Pierquet, 15, American Expat in France

Age 16-18

First Place ($3,000):
Yichen Zhang, 18, Chinese Expat in the U.S.

Second Place ($1,500):
Bethany Turley, 17, American Expat in Belgium

Third Place ($500):
Natalia Aponte, 18, Peruvian Expat in the U.S.

To view the winning entries and honorable mentions, along with other information about the scholarship, visit http://www.expatyouthscholarship.com.

About Clements International
Clements International is the leading provider of insurance for expatriates, international schools, multinational businesses and relief organizations. Founded in 1947, Clements offers worldwide auto, property, health, life and commercial insurance with superior customer service and claims response to customers in more than 170 countries. For more information on the global list of programs and services offered by Clements International, please visit http://www.clements.com.

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