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OneBeacon Insurance Awards Sixteen College Scholarships

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SOURCE OneBeacon Insurance Group

MINNETONKA, Minn., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OneBeacon Insurance Group recently announced the winners of its annual college scholarship program. Sixteen $2,000 scholarships were awarded – eight to children of OneBeacon employees and eight to children of the company's distribution partners. Recipients were selected based on criteria including academic performance, leadership and participation in school and community activities.

OneBeacon CEO Mike Miller said, "OneBeacon is excited to recognize these sixteen deserving students with college scholarships.  Over the program's 11-year history, we have been pleased to support the pursuit of higher education by such accomplished individuals. We are confident that they will enjoy continued success throughout their college years." 

OneBeacon's scholarship program is funded by the OneBeacon Charitable Trust and managed by Scholarship Management Services®, a nonprofit scholarship program administrator. The program is available to OneBeacon employees and the agents, brokers and wholesalers that represent the company's various business units. Since its inception in 2003, OneBeacon's program has awarded more than 200 students with college scholarships.

The 2014 OneBeacon scholarship winners are listed below:

Scholarship
Recipient

Company
(parent's employer)

College Attending

Daniel Broderick

Cottingham & Butler

Creighton University; Omaha, NE

Evan Conley

First Niagara Risk Management

SUNY University of Buffalo;  Buffalo, NY

Haley Dougherty

AHM Insurance Group, LLC

University of Kansas School of Architecture; Lawrence, KS

Kathryn Galioto

Wells Fargo Insurance

University of Notre Dame; Notre Dame, IN

Lucas Hastings

HUB International

Texas A&M University; College Station, TX

Calvin Haught

OneBeacon

University of Connecticut; Storrs, CT

Ryan Higgins

HUB International

Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, PA

Allison Kelley

OneBeacon

Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Blacksburg, VA

Courtney LeBlanc

OneBeacon

Simmons College; Boston, MA

Alexa MacQuarrie

HUB International

Bentley University; Waltham, MA

Alexandria Muller

OneBeacon

SUNY College of Oneonta; Oneonta, NY

Holly Schlecht

OneBeacon

Virginia Commonwealth University; Richmond, VA

George Skells

OneBeacon

Kansas State University; Manhattan, KS

Frank Sullivan

OneBeacon

Delaware University; Newark, DE

Shannon Wakeford 

OneBeacon

Florida State University; Tallahassee, FL

David Wilson

Thomas McGee, L.C.

University of Nebraska - Lincoln; Lincoln, NE

The OneBeacon Charitable Trust is a tax-exempt private foundation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code managed by employees of OneBeacon Insurance Company.

About OneBeacon: OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. is a Bermuda-domiciled holding company that is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "OB." OneBeacon's underwriting companies offer a range of specialty insurance products sold through independent agencies, regional and national brokers, wholesalers and managing general agencies. Each business is managed by an experienced team of specialty insurance professionals focused on a specific customer group or industry segment, and providing distinct products and tailored coverages and services. OneBeacon's solutions target ocean and inland marine; entertainment, sports and leisure; group accident; crop; public entities; technology; tuition refund; professional liability; environmental; excess property; programs; and commercial surety. For further information about our products and services visit: www.onebeacon.com and to remain up to date on OneBeacon's news, follow us on Twitter @OneBeaconIns or visit our online newsroom: www.onebeacon.com/newsroom.

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