Career college students eligible for U.S. News & World Report and AXA Foundation scholarships

For the fifth consecutive year, U.S.News & World Report, in conjunction with the AXA Foundation, will offer AXA Achievement Scholarships. Dedicated to providing resources that help make college possible, the AXA Foundation will award $670,000 in annual scholarships to students nationwide through its AXA Achievement program.

Applications are available in September via and the deadline for submission is December 15, 2006. Details of the AXA Achievement program are included in the U.S.News & World Report 2007 America’s Best Colleges issue currently on sale.

“We are committed to helping students achieve their goals and aspirations,” said Bill Holiber, President of U.S.News & World Report. “Our partnership with the AXA Foundation facilitates this commitment.”

Fifty-two students, one from each state, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, will be selected to receive one-time scholarship awards of $10,000 each; 10 students will be selected as national winners from the pool of 52, earning an additional scholarship of $15,000, a laptop computer and the offer of an AXA internship. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated drive and determination to succeed, the ability to thrive in a college environment, and respect for self, family and community. Career and technical college students are eligible to receive these awards.

About the AXA Foundation
The AXA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AXA Equitable, a global financial services organization and a member of the global AXA Group, a leader in financial protection and wealth management. The Foundation directs the company’s philanthropic and volunteer activities, working to improve the quality of life in communities across the country where AXA has a presence. Since 2003, the AXA Foundation has awarded more than $13 million in college scholarships through its multifaceted flagship program, AXA Achievement, which provides resources that help make college possible. More than 2,300 students, known as AXA Achievers, have received scholarships. For more information or to read about the 2006 AXA Achievers, visit

About U.S. News & World Report
Founded in 1933, the weekly national news magazine U.S.News & World Report is devoted to investigative journalism and reporting and to analyzing national and international affairs, politics, business, health, science, technology and social trends. Through its annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges, Best Graduate Schools and America’s Best Hospitals, and its News You Can Use® brand, U.S. News has earned a reputation as a leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. To view the publication online, visit

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