September 16, 2008

Access Group Announces Winner of One Less Worry Law School Scholarship Contest


Contact: Pat Curry, Vice President of Communications of Access Group, +1-302-477-4144, [email protected]

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Access Group is pleased to announce the winner of its One Less Worryvideo scholarship contest. Steven Luther from Washington University School of Law will receive the $10,000 grand prize for his video detailing his worries as a law student.

The contest, which was open to all students entering or currently enrolled in law school, asked participants to create and submit videos expressing their worries about law school. Ten finalists were selected by Access Group from a pool of nearly 100 entries, which were judged on the basis of creativity, humor, realism, quality and overall appeal. According to Vivian Bowden, Access Group's senior vice president and chief marketing officer, "This was Access Group's first venture into the social networking community and we were extremely pleased with the high level of participation in the contest as well as the quality of the video submissions."

The winner of the $10,000 scholarship was determined by online voting. Voting was open to the public, however only one vote per e- mail address per day was accepted.

Access Group also awarded five of the finalists honorable mention scholarships of $1,500. Their videos were scored the highest in each of the following categories by Access Group judges (with the limitation of one scholarship per person):

-- Creativity - Michael Leonard, University of Chicago Law School -- Humor - Jordan Kirshner, Hofstra University School of Law

-- Quality - Adam Friedman, University of Dayton School of Law

-- Realism - Barron Oda, University of Hawaii at Manoa - William

S. Richardson School of Law

-- Appeal - Andrew Lichtenstein, Loyola Law School, Loyola

Marymount University

The winning video and the five honorable mention videos can be viewed at

About Access Group

As a nonprofit organization, Access Group has specialized in providing student loans for graduate and professional education for 25 years. In addition to competitive student loan programs, Access Group offers a full range of educational materials to help students learn about student loansto become wiser borrowers and manage repayment successfully. The company also serves students and school administrators with a full suite of online services. Visit AccessGroup.Org.

SOURCE Access Group

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