Sun Life Financial is announcing the new Sun Life Rising Star Awards program, through will it will provide more than $1 million in grants, scholarships and financial education to thousands of at-risk youth and the non-profit organizations that work on their behalf. The program recognizes high school students who are committed to furthering their education.

In its initial pilot, the program will launch in six cities: Detroit, San Diego, New York, Seattle, Miami/South Florida and Boston. In each city, up to three non-profit organizations and three students will be awarded grants/scholarships, except Miami, where four organizations and four students will be selected.

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