Unum Awards Scholarship To Signal Mountain High School Graduate

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Unum awarded one of ten college scholarships to local Signal Mountain High School graduate Mary Taylor Goeltz.

 “I'm so grateful that I have received this award from Unum,” Ms. Goeltz said.”I know that this scholarship will help me work towards giving back to the community in my future career.”

Ms. Goeltz, the daughter of Mac Goeltz a financial manager at Unum, will apply her scholarship toward her fall semester at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., where she intends to study psychology and neuroscience with a goal of developing new therapies for individuals with mental disabilities.

Since 1991, the Unum scholarship program has donated $1,416,410 to help 227 children of Unum employees further their education. The scholarships help pay for tuition, room and board, books, and lab fees and equipment. Each scholarship is between $1,000 and $3,000 and is renewable for up to three years. Factors ranging from academic performance and school and community involvement as well as financial need are all considered when naming the scholarship finalists. This year’s ten scholarship winners were chosen from 77 applicants nationwide and boast a combined GPA of 3.93.


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