FAIRPORT, NY, December 18, 2012 – 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 Greater Rochester community. Since then, the program has grown to award more than $280,000 to students throughout the area as they prepare for the next phase of academic development.
“Manning & Napier is pleased to continue offering these achievement awards for the students in our community,” said President and Co-Director of Research, Jeff Coons. “Our support of this important endeavor represents a significant opportunity to give back to one of the most important facets of this community’s future – an investment in our youth.”
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, which will be completed during the summer between the recipient’s sophomore and junior years of college.
Applications for the Manning & Napier Scholarship Program will be available online starting January 5, 2013 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, 2013. Finalists will be interviewed in March and the recipients will be notified in April.
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.
About Manning & Napier, Inc.
Manning & Napier (NYSE: MN) provides a broad range of investment solutions through separately managed accounts, mutual funds, and collective investment trust funds, as well as a variety of consultative services that complement our investment process. Founded in 1970, we offer equity and fixed income portfolios as well as a range of blended asset portfolios, such as life cycle funds, that use a mix of stocks and bonds. We serve a diversified client base of high-net-worth individuals and institutions, including 401(k) plans, pension plans, Taft-Hartley plans, endowments and foundations. For many of these clients, our relationship goes beyond investment management and includes customized solutions that address key issues and solve client-specific problems. We are headquartered in Fairport, NY and had 508 employees as of September 30, 2012.
For more information on Manning & Napier visit: www.manning-napier.com.