65Medicare.org announces inaugural Senior Scholar Scholarship recipient

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65Medicare.org, a national, independent Medicare insurance brokerage, has announced the recipient of the Senior Scholar Scholarship. Linda Black of Shelburne Falls, a seasonal resident of Martha’s Vineyard, is the recipient of the 2017-18 scholarship. This is the first year of the scholarship.

According to a press release, the 65Medicare.org Senior Scholar Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship that was created to assist an adult, age 50 or over, with paying for a return to college or a change in career path. The application process for the scholarship includes letters of recommendation, review of applicant’s community involvement, and a thorough written application. “Linda Black is certainly a worthy recipient of our inaugural Senior Scholar award,” said Garrett Ball, president of 65Medicare.org. “We had many qualified applicants, but Linda’s uplifting track record of overcoming challenges and passion for furthering her education so she can help others made her application stand out.”

Ms. Black will be attending Brandman University to pursue a B.A. in Legal Studies, with the eventual goal of becoming a family lawyer so that she can help others in complex legal situations.

“I’m honored and grateful to be the first recipient of the Senior Scholar Scholarship,” Ms. Black said. “I also appreciate the vote of confidence. It’s rather daunting to be taking a leap like this at this stage of life, so it is encouraging to have this acknowledgment and support for my decision.”

65Medicare.org is a national, independent Medicare insurance resource and brokerage that works with people turning 65 to assist them in understanding Medicare and comparing their Medicare insurance options. For more information, go to 65Medicare.org or call 877-506-3378.