NASHVILLEFive students have each been awarded a $5,000 scholarship from Comdata Corporation for their involvement in Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee. The recipients were selected for their academic success, professional aspirations, and commitment to values espoused by both Comdata and Junior Achievement: honesty, integrity, and hard work.

The five recipients are from public schools in either Davidson or Williamson Counties: Cheyenne Flair, Hillwood Comprehensive High School; Kaylie Matson, Fred J. Page High School; Keely Morrow, Fred J. Page High School; Brian Wiese II, Ravenwood High School; and Adam Wright, Fred J. Page High School. In addition, the schools will receive a one-time award of $500 for each scholarship recipient.

"Comdata sees these scholarships as our opportunity to invest in the future," says Brett Rodewald, president of Comdata. "These five students represent the future of today's workforce and the promise of tomorrow's leaders."

"Our community is strengthened through partnerships like this one," said Trent Klingensmith, president of JA. "Comdata operates on the fundamentals that Junior Achievement teaches students every day. Through these scholarships, Comdata is opening doors to give opportunities to tomorrow's leaders."

Comdata and Junior Achievement are proud to be able to give Middle Tennessee students the opportunity to be successful in life and as members of the community.


About Comdata Corporation

Comdata Corporation is a business-to-business provider of innovative electronic payment solutions. As an issuer and a processor, the company enables more than $24 billion in fleet card, credit card, pay card and virtual card transactions annually. With state-of-the-art technology and redundancy, Comdata captures and reports detailed transaction data, empowering its customers to analyze their spending patterns in order to gain unprecedented control of their expenses. Other Comdata solutions include truck stop point-of-sale (POS) systems, regulatory compliance programs, and receivables financing options. Comdata provides solutions to six primary industries: fleet, retail, government, aviation, construction and restaurant/hospitality. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee with more than 1,100 employees in the United States and Canada, Comdata is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ceridian Corporation.


About Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee

Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee has been inspiring young people since 1957. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA Worldwide provides programs for students in grades K-12 programs that focus on seven key content areas: business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics/character, financial literacy, and career development. JA programs impacted over 42,000 students across Middle Tennessee during the 2007-2008 school year. Visit


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