SARASOTA, Fla. -- NARCA-The National Creditors Bar Association is pleased to announce the NARCA 2016 Scholarship Program winners. The scholarship program was established to promote financial literacy to our future leaders of our communities. Applicants were asked to submit a video on the topic “Buying College Credits with Credit: What am I really getting myself into when I take out student loans?” The submissions were judged on originality, clarity and insight on the subject.

Members of NARCA’s client community willingly served as judges this year.  NARCA wishes to thank the following judges for their commitment to this worthwhile project:

Maureen Killian – Calvary Portfolio Services, LLC

Brad McCurnin – Harvest Strategy Group, Inc.

Matthew Russel – TRAKAmerica

The following scholarship recipients were announced at the NARCA 2016 Fall Conference in Las Vegas last month:

First Place Winner - Danae Findley

Danae from Patenaude & Felix, APC received the $5,000 Award. She has been admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California and will start in Spring of 2017.

Second Place Winner - Akshay Prabhushankar

Akshay from McNeile Pappas PC received the $1,500 Award. He is a sophomore studying computer science with a minor in economics at New York University in New York City, New York.

Third Place Winner - Samantha Damsky

Samantha from Forster and Garbus LLP received the $500 Award. She is a freshman studying accounting at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. ​


NARCA – The National Creditors Bar Association is a nationwide professional trade association of over 600 creditors rights law firms and in‐house counsel of creditors.  NARCA members are committed to being professional, responsible and ethical in their practice of creditors rights law. More at


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