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2015 Scholarship Winners:

Congratulations to the 2015 Scholarship recipients! This year, The Griffith Foundation awarded $106,500 in scholarship funds to 39 undergraduate and graduate students studying insurance, risk management or actuarial science.

The Buckeye Insurance Group James A. Stahl Scholarship
Lisa Kesseg, Kent State University, Insurance – $2,000

The Central Ohio Insurance Education Day Scholarship
Ryan Peiffer, Ohio State University, Actuarial Science – $2,500

The Central Ohio Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Chapter Scholarship
Erin Hamm, Ohio Dominican University, Mathematics – $2,500

The Grand Lake CPCU Society Chapter Scholarship
Jonah von der Embse, Ohio State University, Actuarial Science – $1,000

The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation Scholarship
Jordan Bonner, Temple University, Actuarial Science – $2,000
Danielle Christe, Florida State University, Risk Management and Insurance – $2,000
Aubrey Colyer, Ball State University, Risk Management and Insurance/Finance – $2,000
Christopher Comrie, Appalachian State University, Risk Management and Insurance – $2,000
Casey Cornelius, Missouri State University, Actuarial Mathematics – $2,000
Alex DiVerde, Bradley University, Actuarial Science/Finance – $2,000
Alishia Evans, University of Colorado – Denver, Risk Management and Insurance/Finance – $2,000
Thomas Fiorillo, St. John’s University, Actuarial Science – $2,000
Annabelle Kacmar, Missouri State University, Risk Management and Insurance – $2,000
Jefferey Lai, California State University-Sacramento, Risk Management and Insurance/Finance – $2,000
Nancy Le, Temple University, Risk Management and Insurance – $2,000
Philip McMahon, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Risk Management and Insurance – $2,000
Simon Ragaine, California State University at Fullerton, Finance/Risk Management and Insurance – $2,000
Daniel Smith, University of Alabama, Finance/Actuarial Science – $2,000
Traci Smith, Olivet College, Risk Management and Insurance/Financial Planning – $2,000
Victor Tang, Florida State University, Risk Management and Insurance – $2,000

Elizabeth A. Kocur Memorial Scholarship Fund
Ming Fang, St. John’s University, Actuarial Science – $1,500
Sami Ghorbel, Troy University, Risk Management and Insurance – $1,500
Leon Spence, California State University – Sacramento, Finance – $1,500
Chandre Thompson, Troy University, Risk Management and Insurance – $1,500
Turayo Tijani, Morgan State University, Actuarial Science – $1,500

The Francis A. Herzog Scholarship
Lisa Kesseg, Kent State University, Insurance Studies – $1,500

The Motorists Insurance Group Cameron E. Williams Scholarship
Jarred Scheese, Olivet College, Actuarial Science – $2,000

Norm Ziegler Trailblazer Scholarship
Sarah Rumon, University of St. Thomas, Actuarial Science – $2,000

Ohio State University Scholarships—David Bickelhaupt Insurance Award
Larissa Andono, Ohio State University, Actuarial Science – $1,000

Ohio State University Scholarships—Fred F. Jaeger, Jr. Fund
Nicole Esquivel, Ohio State University, Actuarial Science – $2,000

Ohio State University Scholarships—Gerald E. Ermlich Memorial Scholarship
Frederick Wright, Ohio State University, Actuarial Science – $2,000

Ohio State University Scholarships—John Conrad Haff Fund
Kelsey Hoehn, Ohio State University, Actuarial Science – $2,000

Ohio State University Scholarships – Norman R. Sleight Endowment Fund
Ryan Peiffer, Ohio State University, Actuarial Science – $1,500

Ohio State University Scholarships – Turner & Shepard
Alexander Cornacchia, Ohio State University, Actuarial Science – $1,500

Ohio State Claims Association Scholarship Fund
Frederick Wright, Ohio State University, Actuarial Science – $1,500

Westfield Insurance and Westfield Agents Association (WAA) Scholarships
Nicholas Free, Florida State University, Risk Management and Insurance/Finance
Matthew Pauszek, Butler University, Risk Management and Insurance/Finance
Molly Peddicord, University of South Carolina, Risk Management and Insurance/Marketing
Molly Renfroe, Olivet College, Risk Management and Insurance
Alexa Smith, Appalachian State University, Risk Management and Insurance/Banking
Thanh Thu Nguyen, University of Texas-Dallas, Risk Management and Insurance/Finance
Sarah Vachon, Ball State University, Risk Management and Insurance
 

“As a senior majoring in Risk Management and Insurance, I am thankful for the support of this great opportunity to pursue my college degree,” said Chandre Thompson, a student at Troy University. “With the help of The Griffith Foundation scholarship, I am able to enroll in the courses I need to graduate on time, and focus on preparing for my future in the industry.”

“Thanks to one of my insurance professors who urged me to apply, this scholarship is a great help in relieving some of the financial stress that comes along with college,” said Annabelle Kacmar, a student from Missouri State University. “Instead of dedicating the majority of my time working to pay for schooling, I will be able to spend more time focusing on my studies.”
 

Learn how earning a scholarship from The Griffith Foundation has helped these students succeed.

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