DALLAS // PRNewswire // -- In a joint partnership, ACE Cash Express, Inc., a leading retailer of financial services, and Financial Service Centers of America (FiSCA), the national trade association representing the financial service centers industry, presented a $2,000 scholarship check to local student, Danielle Banks.
The June 25 check presentation was held at ACE's corporate office in Irving, Texas where ACE hosted a luncheon for Danielle and her family.
"Today the price of a college education is outrageous and keeps rising," said Danielle. "This scholarship will help pay for my tuition and prevent me from having to take out loans when I attend Texas A&M University. I'm very appreciative and so thankful to be a recipient."
The FiSCA National Scholarship Program awards cash grants to students selected from each of five geographic regions across the nation. Students are selected for these scholarships based on academic achievement, leadership skills in school and the community, perseverance in the face of significant obstacles and an essay written expressly for the competition.
Funding for these scholarships comes from voluntary contributions from FiSCA members. Since inception of the program in 1999, more than $530,000 has been awarded to students across the nation.
ACE Cash Express supports this scholarship program through the ACE Community Fund, the corporate giving program that focuses on children, education and financial literacy. Since inception, the ACE Community Fund has donated more than $4.2 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation.
ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a leading retailer of financial services, including short-term consumer loans, check cashing, bill payment and prepaid debit card services. ACE is the largest owner and operator of check cashing stores in the United States and the second largest owner and operator of short-term consumer loan stores in the United States. As of June 1, 2010, ACE had a network of 1,744 stores in 37 states and the District of Columbia, consisting of 1,681 company-owned stores and 63 franchised stores. ACE focuses on serving consumers, many of whom seek alternatives to traditional banking relationships in order to gain convenient and immediate access to financial services.
FiSCA, founded in 1987, is the national trade association for more than 6,500 individual financial service centers across the United States. FiSCA members provide a wide variety of financial services and products to their communities, including check cashing, money orders, money transfers, and electronic bill payment services, automatic teller machine access, government benefit and payroll payments, small dollar short-term loans, electronic tax preparation, prepaid debit cards, deposit acceptance services, public transportation fare and token sales, motor vehicle license plate and title distribution, postage stamp sales and numerous other services.
SOURCE ACE Cash Express, Inc.