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Athene Game Changer Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications for 2023

January 4, 2023 This content is categorized as:

Program awards 40 scholarships

Scholarship program designed to support students with financial need reach their educational goals


WEST DES MOINES, IA – January 4, 2023 – Athene USA (“Athene”), a leading provider of retirement savings products, announced today that the application period is now open for the 2023 Game Changer Scholars Program. In its third year, the program will award $80,000 in scholarships on an annual basis through 40 individual scholarships.

The Game Changer Scholars program is designed to support students with financial need to reach their educational goals. The scholarships will be awarded based on multiple criteria including academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience and career/educational goals and objectives. In addition, applicants must be an Iowa resident and attend or plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university in Iowa for the upcoming academic year. Previous Athene Game Changer Scholars recipients are eligible to re-apply.

Athene believes all students deserve an education to build a strong foundation for their future. The company has a history of supporting education initiatives in pursuit of closing the education gaps. This program is an investment in Iowa’s youth and student population, with the goal of developing Iowa’s future workforce.

“We are excited to announce the third year of the Game Changer Scholars program. As an organization, we are committed to ensuring all students have the option to pursue their most important life goals,” said Kristi Kaye Burma, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Athene. “Athene is deeply committed to the Iowa community and to investing in its future leaders.”

The program is sponsored by the Athene Charitable Foundation and administered by Scholarship America. Learn more about the full eligibility criteria and application process at www.athene.com/GameChangerScholars. The application period is open from January 4, 2023 through April 5, 2023.


About Athene
Athene, through its subsidiaries, is a leading retirement services company with total assets of $236.7 billion as of September 30, 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.


Athene Contact: Kelly Woerdehoff, AVP, Corporate Communications

(515) 342-5144, kwoerdehoff@athene.com


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