Forty Iowa Students Named Athene USA Game Changer Scholars

July 12, 2022

Athene USA (“Athene”) a leading provider of retirement savings products, announced the 40 Iowa students to be named to the second annual class of the Athene USA Game Changer Scholars. The 40 students come from towns and cities across the state and represent the next generation of individuals who will help drive change in our communities.

The Game Changer Scholars program was created to support students in reaching their educational goals. The program will award $80,000 in scholarships on an annual basis through 40 individual scholarships for $2,000 each. Game Changer Scholars recipients must be Iowa residents with plans to attend college or university in Iowa.

The 2022 Game Changer Scholars are as follows:

• Steffany Bell, Washington
• Jake Brock, Cedar Rapids
• Gabriela Ceballos, Council Bluffs
• Colin Chau, Grimes
• Elliott Chen, Urbandale
• Brayden Dirks, Marcus
• Wendy Espinsoza, Des Moines
• Anna Flyr, Urbandale
• Alexa Garvin, Wilton
• Parker Henry, Des Moines
• Addison Hild, Pleasant Hill
• Ruby Hummel, Yale
• Sabrine Ibrahim, Des Moines
• Emily Jennings, Cedar Rapids
• Daviere Jones, Des Moines
• Caden Kingery, Des Moines
• Cambree Kruse, Fort Atkinson
• Leah McClure, West Des Moines
• Chloe Rooney, Rockford
• Myah Shipley, Pleasant Hill
• Kassidy Steines, Decorah
• Tayla Stocker-Davis, Albia
• Jacob Swestka, Palo
• Aidan Thompson, Atkins
• Taylor Weaver, Ankeny
• Olivia West, Des Moines
• Kyndal Williams, Ames
• Khadija Aden, Des Moines*
• Volta Adovor, Ankeny*
• Ferdinand Alobo, Des Moines*
• Jorge Carrillo, Ames*
• Holland Craig, Cedar Falls*
• Pablo Cuevas Montes, Marshalltown*
• Kevin Diep, Eldridge*
• Eman Hagos, Des Moines*
• Caleb Hoyt, Urbandale*
• Juliana Ibarra, Marshalltown*
• Cindy Lara, Sioux City*
• Christian Luna, Dubuque*
• Karlehna Rosales Gearhart, West Des Moines*

*Second year recipient

“We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Game Changer Scholars program. In its second year, the program continues its commitment to help ensure students of all socioeconomic backgrounds have the option to pursue their most important life goals,” said Kristi Kaye Burma, EVP of Human Resources at Athene. “The Game Changer Scholars program is another way Athene supports education initiatives that benefit students who live in Iowa. As a company, we recognize the importance of investing in our future leaders and are excited to see how these students use their talent, perspective and experiences to impact our state.”

About Athene USA
Athene, through its subsidiaries, is a leading retirement services company with total assets of $246.1 billion as of March 31, 2022, and operations in the United States, Bermuda, and Canada. Athene specializes in helping its customers achieve financial security and is a solutions provider to institutions. Founded in 2009, Athene is Driven to Do More for our policyholders, business partners, shareholders, and the communities in which we work and live. For more information, please visit www.athene.com.

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