Voya Financial Awards Scholarship for Veterans and Their Spouses

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that it has awarded its second scholarship to help a veteran and/or their spouse further a career in financial services. The recipient is Jill Shively.

Shively, a Los Angeles-area resident, is a volunteer at the local Veterans Affairs hospital where she assists homeless veterans with their benefits. Shively has worked in the insurance industry for more than 10 years and plans to use the educational funding to advance her financial advising and management skills. She aspires to become a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). Shively's husband is an Army veteran.

The scholarship was granted through The American College of Financial Services to help advance diversity in the financial industry. Voya Foundation, the charitable arm of Voya Financial, funded the award.

"Supporting The American College of Financial Services and granting this scholarship highlight Voya's investment in the communities where we live and work. Further, it encompasses our commitment to financial literacy and helping all Americans retire better," said Angela Harrell, head of Voya Foundation and Voya Financial's Office of Corporate Responsibility. "Jill's volunteerism efforts in assisting veterans and her dedication to the financial industry align with Voya's core corporate responsibility mission."

"The American College is excited about our partnership with Voya in supporting financial education," said Ted Digges, executive director of the school's Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs. "Jill is a great example of what we want recipients to represent. We are proud to have her as a scholarship recipient and look forward to watching her continued academic and professional success."

The American College of Financial Services is a non-profit, accredited, degree-granting college founded in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, in 1927. Scholarship recipients are independently selected based on their application and without any conditions to their future career path or professional affiliation. To learn more about the veterans' center and scholarship opportunities, visit Veterans.TheAmericanCollege.edu.

As an industry leader and advocate for greater retirement readiness, Voya Financial is committed to achieving its vision to be America's Retirement Company™ and its mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time.

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Voya Financial
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About Voya Foundation
Voya Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where Voya Financial® operates and its employees and customers live. Voya Foundation provides grants and establishes signature partnerships in the areas of financial literacy and children's education and fosters employee engagement to deepen our positive impact on the community. For more information, visit www.voyafoundation.com.

About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2015. The company had $452 billion in total assets under management and administration as of Dec. 31, 2015. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya's vision is to be America's Retirement Company™. The company is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible — Voya has been recognized as one of the 2015 World's Most Ethical Companies™ by the Ethisphere Institute, and as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit voya.com or view the company's 2014 annual report. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.

About The American College of Financial Services
The American College of Financial Services is the nation's largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, the College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others since 1927. The American College faculty represents some of the financial services industry's foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit TheAmericanCollege.edu.

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