New York, N.Y., January 28, 2010 - For the sixth year in a row, New York Life Insurance Company awarded scholarships to full time undergraduate students who are majoring in business, achieve academic success with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and play an active role in their communities. Scholarships are given in honor of New York Life Insurance's first African American agent, Cirilo McSween, who became an agent in 1957. Mr. McSween, who passed away in 2008, was a member of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition's board of directors and a renowned civil rights activist who worked closely with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The McSween Scholarship recipients for 2010 left to right are: Jeremy Holder of New York, NY, a freshman at Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC; Tashay Talon Dennie of Chicago, IL, a freshman at the University of Illinois in Chicago, IL; Breanna Lee Blaschke of Eden Prairie, MN, a freshman at the Bethel University in St. Paul, MN; Rajeedah Della Lisenby of High Point, NC, a freshman at High Point University in High Point, NC; and Kasey Burns of Chicago, IL, a sophomore at Florida A & M University in Tallahassee, FL.
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|Photo Caption: Recipients of the Cirilo A. McSween - New York Life Insurance – Rainbow Push Excel Scholarship Honored|