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

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Following a successful launch in 2009, the international insurance provider announces the finalists for its second annual "Life in a Flying House" Expat Youth Scholarship

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“Once again, we are overwhelmed by the talent and creativity of the entries we received."

Clements International, the leading provider of insurance solutions for expatriates and international organizations, awarded $10,000 to expatriate students as part of the company’s annual “Life in a Flying House” Expat Youth Scholarship program.

The 2010 Expat Youth Scholarship received 500 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.

“Once again, we are overwhelmed by the talent and creativity of the entries we received” said Jon Clements, chairman and CEO of Clements International. “Since launching the Expat Youth Scholarship in 2009, we have learned a great deal about the overseas community we serve through the thoughts and experiences of these young expats. We are proud to showcase their inspiring stories for the world to see.”

This year’s scholarship contest asked expat students to answer the question, “Where would you go in your flying house?” Participants drew on their experiences living in a foreign country to imagine where their journey might take them next through an essay and creative image/photograph incorporating the contest’s flying house illustration. Three winners in two age categories were selected by a distinguished panel of judges from the expatriate community.

Scholarship Winners:

Age 12-15

First Place ($3,000):
Courtney van Ballegooie, 15
Canadian Expat in the U.S. and Switzerland

Second Place ($1,500):
Madeleine Han, 14
Canadian Expat in South Korea and the U.S.

Third Place ($500):
Elisa Rudolph, 14
American Expat in Japan and England

Age 16-18

First Place ($3,000):
Sophia Jenkins, 17
American Expat in Rwanda and Uganda

Second Place ($1,500):
Morgan Mayes, 16
American Expat in Zimbabwe and Ethiopia

Third Place ($500):
Vo Ram Yoon, 16
Bolivian Expat in South Korea

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 solutions for expatriates and international 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 Clements International’s global list of programs and services, please visit http://www.clements.com.

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