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The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation Awards More Than $130,000 in Scholarships Throughout 2016


MALVERN, Pa.— Forty-six students were selected as recipients of The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation's 2016 scholarship offerings. This past year's scholarship funds totaled $130,000, which helped these students to continue advancing their education in preparation for future careers in risk management and insurance. 

These scholarships are awarded biannually to students who are in good academic standing, and they support The Griffith Foundation's efforts to inspire students to continue pursuing risk management and insurance careers. Each year, in addition to awarding its own scholarship funds, The Griffith Foundation administers scholarships on behalf of organizations such as Westfield Insurance and Westfield Agents Association (WAA), which awarded $42,000 to seven students this fall. Westfield also introduced the James R. Clay Scholarship, an annual scholarship of $5,000 that continue former Westfield CEO Jim Clay's legacy of supporting insurance education for the next generation of industry professionals. 

Scholarship funds were awarded to students from the following institutions: 

  • Bowling Green State University 
  • Butler University 
  • Eastern Kentucky University 
  • Ferris State University 
  • Florida State University 
  • Georgia State University 
  • Howard University 
  • Illinois State University 
  • John Carroll University 
  • Kent State University 
  • Missouri State University 
  • Ohio State University 
  • Olivet College
  • Rutgers University 
  • Saint Joseph's University 
  • Temple University 
  • The University of Georgia 
  • The University of Texas at Dallas 
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh 

"Receiving the Elizabeth A. Kocur Memorial Scholarship from the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation has been one of the biggest motivations for me to continue pursuing my education toward earning a degree in finance and accounting with a concentration in risk management and insurance, and the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®) and University of Texas at Dallas. "I am honored and want to say thank you to The Institutes and the insurance industry for investing in the next generation, especially for students who would love to work in this industry!" 

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