IIABSC Foundation Chairman of the Board of Trustees Tommy Cook awarded the annual recepients of its newest scholarship program during the opening session of the IIABSC Spring Conference on March 4 in Columbia, SC.
2020 Foundation Scholarship winners are awarded by Foundation Trustees Chairman Tommy Cook suring the opening session of the Spring Conference. (L to R:) Sophia Hincapie, Kaya Cox, Tommy Cook, Jake Brodie, Sara Knight Nalley. Not pictured: Perrin Berry, William Flemming
Each year the Foundation awards at least five college scholarships to the childen of member agency employees whose children are either entering college or already undergrads. To be eligible, applicants must be a South Carolina resident and enrolled as a full-time student in the fall. They are looking for students that are active in his or her school and community, demonstrate a solid work ethic and possess strong leadership abilities, teamwork and a desire to succeed.
Call for applications are in October with a December 31 deadline. The following are this year's winners:
Perrin Berry, currently attending the University of South Carolina with a business major. He is the son of Scott Berry with the Insurance Office of America in Columbia.
Jake Brodie, high school senior at Seneca High School with plans to pursue Engineering & Business at Clemson University starting in the fall. He is the son of Chana and Robert McLellan, Jr., with Byrd-McLellan Agency in Seneca.
Kaya Cox, currently attending the College of Charleston. She is the daughter of Carri Cox with Correll Insurance Group and John T Cook & Associates in Myrtle Beach.
William Flemming, Jr., attending Calhoun Academy in Saint Matthews with plans to attend Clemson University in the fall. He is the son of William Franklin Flemming at the Santee Insurance Center.
Sophia Hincapie, high school senior at Wade Hampton High School in Greenville with plans to attend Vanderbilt University. She is the daughter of Jennifer Hincapie with Furman Company Insurance Agency in Greenville.
Sara Knight Nalley, currently attending Charleston Southern University with a Business Management major. She is the daughter of Robbie Nalley with Creech Roddey Watson Insurance in Sumter.
Congratulations and best wishes to each of our winners and their parents too. Winners who meet the criteria are eligible to reapply next year. Special thanks to all who made contributions to the Foundation this past year.
The IIABSC Foundation was established in 1984 to support charitable and educational endeavors that benefit both the public and our industry. Over the years it has contributed more than half a million dollars to causes that meet our purpose, supported by the generous charitable contributions of individuals and companies within the industry.