AXA Achievement Scholarship 2017 State Winner Announced in Wisconsin




AXA Advisors Financial Professional Todd Anderson presents Katharine Rhoten, a high school senior attending Eau Claire Memorial High School, as the Wisconsin state winner of the 2017 $10,000 AXA Achievement Scholarship..


(Eau Claire, WI) — AXA Advisors, LLC, a leading provider of financial services for consumers and businesses, has announced that Katharine Rhoten, a high school senior attending Memorial High School, will receive $10,000 as the Wisconsin state winner of the 2017 AXA Achievementsm Scholarship. Through the AXA Achievementsm Scholarship, more than 370 students representing all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the local communities where AXA operates will receive a one-time scholarship in the amount of $25,000, $10,000, or $2,500.  Additionally, every scholarship recipient's high school will receive a grant for $1,000 to be used for educational development.  The 2017 award program will give out more than $1.8 million to support college education and professional development.


Winners – known as AXA Achievers –are graduating high school seniors who demonstrated ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals and the ability to succeed in college.


AXA is proud to feature these students on our website and present a video highlighting their inspiring personal stories.  The scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Servicessm, a program of Scholarship America sm, one of the nation's largest nonprofit private sector and educational support organizations.


Katharine founded her charity Katharine's nearly 9 years ago, after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She donates thousands of new toys, books and stuffed animals to dozens of hospitals in WI and MN each year through her annual toy drive. Four years ago, she created her own donor-advised fund and has raised nearly $50,000. This has enabled Katharine's Wish to issue grants to hospitals in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to purchase toys & books for children receiving medical care.


“AXA Advisors and the Eau Claire community  share a common goal of providing resources that help make college possible for students like Katharine Rhoten,” stated Curt May, Regional Executive Vice President for AXA Advisors in Milwaukee, WI. “By supporting their educational success we are making an investment in their futures and the success of our communities.” 


AXA Achievement is funded by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA Advisors. Through AXA Achievement, the company is one of the nation's largest corporate providers of scholarships — awarding more than $1.4 million a year — and is a comprehensive resource for information to help students and parents take the next step to college.


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About AXA Foundation


The AXA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of  AXA Advisors, LLC, the retail distribution subsidiary of AXA.  The Foundation directs the company's philanthropic and volunteer activities, working to improve the quality of life in communities across the United States where AXA has a presence.  The AXA Foundation's multifaceted signature program, AXA Achievement, supports the company's strong commitment to Corporate Responsibility and AXA Group's flagship theme of “Risk Research and Education,” by providing America's youth with the access and advice to help them succeed in college and beyond.  Since its inception, AXA Achievement has awarded over $25 million in college scholarships to more than 6,000 students, known as AXA Achievers. 


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About AXA


“AXA” is a brand name of AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC and its family of companies, including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY), MONY Life Insurance Company of America (AZ stock company, administrative office: Jersey City, NJ), AXA Advisors, LLC, and AXA Distributors, LLC. In business since 1859, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company is a leading financial protection company and one of the nation's premier providers of life insuranceannuity, and financial products and services distributed to individuals and business owners through its retail distribution channel, AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and to the financial services market through its wholesale distribution channel, AXA Distributors, LLC.


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