ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Clayton A. Zortman has been awarded a $500 educational award in a national competition with other students who are members of Modern Woodmen of America. Modern Woodmen, a fraternal benefit society offering financial services, has local representatives and is based in Rock Island, Ill.

Zortman, the son of Jerry and Christine Zortman of Union Grove, plans to use the grant to attend the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Zortman is one of 100 grant winners chosen this year.

During the past 40 years, Modem Woodmen has committed millions of dollars in financial assistance to hundreds of students through its Fraternal Scholarship Program.

Applications for the 2013-14 Scholarship Program will be taken in the fall of 2013.

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