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The U.S. Business Group of Sun Life Financial Inc. has announced it is accepting Sun Life Rising Star Award grant applications from nonprofit organizations in the greater Atlanta area that advocate for youth from under-served communities. Applications are available at sunliferisingstar.com. The deadline for submissions is June 7. Sun Life will award two winning organizations with a $50,000 grant, who will each nominate an exemplary student to receive a $5,000 Sun Life Rising Star scholarship towards financing a college education.

To be considered for a Sun Life Rising Star Award grant, organizations must have 501(c) (3) tax-exempt status, promote skills that directly translate to educational success in high school to students under the age of 21 and be aligned with a secondary or post-secondary educational institution. In each city, a judging panel comprised of the foremost government officials, community, education and business leaders will evaluate the applications and student nominations.

Student nominees must be high school seniors actively involved in an organization that shares the Sun Life Rising Star Awards’ mission; they must also plan to pursue post-secondary education, exhibit leadership qualities, and demonstrate a strong commitment to their communities.

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