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Heffernan Foundation Provides New 4-year $100,000 Scholarship in Partnership with College Track

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Foundation, the charitable giving program for Heffernan Insurance Brokers, announced today its second recipient of a scholarship program in partnership with College Track that will provide $25,000 per year for four years to a college student.

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The Heffernan Foundation selects one student from College Track each year to receive the scholarship. This is the second year for the program with two college students currently receiving $25,000 per year. By 2018, the Heffernan Foundation will have four students each receiving the scholarship. College Track is a national organization that recruits students from underserved communities for a ten year program from 9th grade through college graduation providing academic support, advising, leadership training, and scholarships.

"Education is the key to a brighter future, and College Track makes it accessible to students otherwise denied this path." said Michelle Lonaker, Director of the Heffernan Foundation. "Their students achieve great results and I am pleased to continue this partnership. We are humbled to be able to help these students succeed not only throughout their high school and college education, but also into their careers and adult life."

This year's recipient is Maria Rodriguez, who is currently in her freshman year at the University of California, Merced.

A video highlighting the Heffernan Foundation's mission can be found at

About Heffernan Foundation
Heffernan Foundation's mission is to serve nonprofits that provide direct support and services to local communities in the areas of shelter, food, education and the preservation of the environment. 

Heffernan Foundation is the charitable giving program of Heffernan Insurance Brokers, headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., and with offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Menlo Park, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA; Portland, OR; St. Louis, MO and New York, NY. Employee-owned, the company has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003, donating more than 13 percent of profits to charity in 2015.

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