Atlas World Group awards $12,000 in college scholarships


August 11, 2011

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. — For the seventh consecutive year, Atlas World Group, Inc. has awarded $12,000 in scholarship money to three college students who have ties to Atlas and its subsidiaries.

The winners of the Atlas scholarships are Ryan Wink and Maria Smith of Evansville and Julie Costello of Stamford, Conn. Each recipient will receive $4,000.

"Atlas places a high value on education, and we are pleased to be able to offer scholarships each year to children of our employees," said Glen Dunkerson, chairman and CEO of Atlas World Group. "Our employees and moving van operators are the key to our overall success, and recognizing the achievements of these students with financial support is another way to reward our employees."

Ryan Wink is the recipient of the Atlas World Group Chairman's Scholarship, awarded to any child of a full time employee working at any Atlas World Group location in the United States or Canada. He is the son of Janet Wink who works in corporate accounting at Atlas' Evansville headquarters. Ryan is a senior at the University of Southern Indiana, majoring in finance and business management.

The Atlas Van Lines President's Scholarship is awarded to any child of a full time employee working at Atlas' headquarters. Maria Smith, daughter of Selena Smith who works in Atlas' Smart Move operations in Evansville, is the recipient of this scholarship. Maria, a junior, attends the University of Evansville. She is majoring in theatre design and technology.

Julie Costello, daughter of Donald Costello with Atlas agent Kaster Moving Company, Inc. out of Stamford, Conn., has been selected to receive the Atlas Van Lines Professional Van Operator Scholarship, awarded to any Atlas-qualified professional moving van operator's child meeting eligibility requirements. Julie is in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut. She plans on achieving her Pharm D. and becoming involved in pharmaceutical research.

To be eligible for the scholarships, 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, a national moving company, is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company. Atlas World Group companies employ nearly 700 people throughout North America. Nearly 500 Atlas interstate moving agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate relocation, household moving services and in the specialized transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art, store fixtures and furniture. Visit www.atlasvanlines.com for more information on the company and Atlas agents.

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