Madison, WI – At their annual scholarship golf outing, the Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin (PIAW) awarded $24,500 in scholarships to students who are seeking future careers in the insurance industry or a related field, such as risk management. These scholarships are some of the largest private scholarships available in the state and are exclusive to those working to enter the field of insurance.
The scholarship recipients and their families were invited to attend the golf outing reception at Wild Rock Golf Club in the Wisconsin Dells on August 3rd. During the program, the students were formally recognized for their academic achievement and were presented with the congratulatory letters being sent to their schools with their scholarships.
“We were thrilled to recognize these talented students at our reception – meeting the students and learning about their future plans is really powerful. We are so thankful for our attendees and sponsors that make it possible to give back to our industry,” said PIAW President Ryan Butzke. “We need talented students like them in insurance, and we are thrilled to be able to help support them in their schooling.”
Scholarships totaling $24,500 are being distributed thanks to PIAW sponsors and attendees. These are the latest in now $300,000 in scholarships that have been awarded by PIAW since 2004. This year, three high school students are receiving $1,500 scholarships and ten college students are receiving $2,000 scholarships.
The talented recipients are:
Andrew Bellrichard of Dickeyville
Olivia Gochenaur of Richland Center
Rianna Straka of Lancaster
Rebecca Blatz of Kiel
Lily Cordova of Tomahawk
Kristen Davis of Madison
Jyotika Dietrich of Oregon
Joshua Hennen of Slinger
Gracie Hillier of Sun Prairie
Mick Kiernan of Green Bay
Angeline Mboutngam of Madison
Maxime Ngalamulume of Milwaukee
Katie Otto of Appleton “The insurance industry is filled with opportunity,” said PIAW Executive Director Pete Hanson. “Independent agencies in particular are filled with great people, offer job security, good pay and flexible work environments – all things that are increasingly important to young people entering the workforce.” The Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin is a trade association representing thousands of independent insurance agents from across the state. They provide professional education, advocacy, and other services to insurance agents.