FAIRPORT, NY – January 3, 2012 – Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC (“Manning & Napier”) is accepting applications for the Manning & Napier Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program was developed in 2004 in an effort to promote academic excellence within the Rochester community.
“Manning & Napier is pleased to continue offering such significant awards,” said President and Co‐Director of Research Jeff Coons. “We have always valued academic success, but this is a way for us to support the accomplishments of students within our community.”
The Manning & Napier Scholarship Program will grant three awards annually: one award of $8,000 and two awards of $1,000. The recipient of the $8,000 scholarship award will also receive a paid internship with Manning & Napier Advisors, which will be completed during the summer between the recipient’s sophomore and junior year in college. Applications for the Manning & Napier Scholarship Program will be available online starting January 5, 2012 at: www.sms.scholarshipamerica.org/manningnapier.
Applicants must be high school seniors currently attending school in the greater Rochester area who have maintained high standards of academic achievement. Applicants must plan to enroll in a full‐time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four‐year college or university. Students who begin their studies at a two‐year community college and plan to transfer to a four‐year school are also eligible to apply. All majors will be considered. The application must be postmarked by February 21, 2012. Finalists will be interviewed in April and the recipients will be notified in May.
Manning & Napier Scholarship awards are renewable annually for up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and full‐time enrollment to continue receiving the scholarship.
Manning & Napier is headquartered in Fairport, New York with more than 350 full‐time employees, and has been a registered investment advisor since 1970. For more than 40 years, Manning & Napier has successfully managed clients’ investments through a variety of market conditions. As of 9/30/11, the firm managed more than $35 billion for individuals, corporations, defined benefit pension plans, 401(k) choice plans, Taft‐Hartley accounts, endowments, foundations, and municipal retirement plans in all 50 states.