EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Atlas World Group, Inc. awarded $12,000 in scholarship money to three college students who have ties to Atlas and its subsidiaries.
The winners of the Atlas scholarships were Amy Steinkuhl and Ashley Hughes, both of Evansville, and Elizabeth Breazeale of Manteno, Ill. Each recipient will receive $4,000.
"Education is highly valued at Atlas, and we applaud these students for making a commitment to achieving their dreams," said Glen Dunkerson, Atlas chairman and CEO. "These scholarships are an investment in their futures and another way for Atlas to reward our hard-working employees and professional van operators, who are the key to our company's success."
Steinkuhl is the daughter of Laura Steinkuhl, who works in contract services at Atlas' Evansville headquarters. The University of Southern Indiana student received the Atlas World Group Chairman's Scholarship, which is awarded to any child of a full-time employee working at an Atlas World Group location in the U.S. or Canada. Amy is a junior majoring in graphic design.
The Atlas Van Lines President's Scholarship, which is awarded to a child of a full-time employee working at Atlas' headquarters, was awarded to Hughes. Her mother Cathy works in rating and distribution services for the company. Ashley is a junior at the University of Evansville, studying athletic training and physical therapy.
Breazeale, the daughter of Burton Breazeale – a professional van operator with Nelson Westerberg in Elk Grove Village, Ill. – received the Atlas Van Lines Professional Van Operator Scholarship, which is awarded to a child of an Atlas-qualified professional van operator. Elizabeth is a senior at Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill., studying accounting and finance. She plans to become a certified public accountant.
This is the fifth year for Atlas' scholarship program. To be eligible for the awards, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, and be enrolled full-time as a junior or senior in an accredited university. The winner is then selected randomly from the pool of applicants.
Atlas Van Lines is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company that posted revenues of $908 million in 2008. Atlas World Group companies employ more than 700 people throughout North America. More than 500 Atlas interstate agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate employee relocation and in the transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art and new fixtures and furniture. Visit www.atlasworldgroup.com for more information on the company and Atlas agents.