InVEST, a scholarship provider for the insurance industry, has given $56,500 in scholarships to 58 high school students who plan to pursue a degree in an insurance-related field.

Ten students from four New York high schools received a total of $10,000 in awards:

·         Erin Baum, Dryden High School, Dryden ($1,500)

·         Zachary LeViere, Dryden High School, Dryden ($1,500)

·         Audrey Ross, Dryden High School, Dryden ($1,500)

·         Stefanie Porter, Charles O. Dickerson High School, Trumansburg ($1,500)

·         Amy Twerwilliger, Dryden High School, Dryden ($1,500)

·         Craig Baleer, West Seneca West Senior High School, West Seneca ($500)

·         Christian Jenne, Dryden High School, Dryden ($500)

·         Cassandra Sherwood, Charles O. Dickerson High School, Trumansburg ($500)

·         Jhonnathan Chang Wu, Murry Bergtraum High School, New York City ($500)

·         Christian Yaeger, Dryden High School, Dryden ($500)

Students submitted essays detailing the InVEST program’s influence on their education plans. All submissions were considered based on the quality of a student’s essay, grade-point average and extracurricular activities. InVEST said its scholarships are used exclusively for educational expenses. 

InVEST scholarships come from the proceeds of the InVEST Silent and Live auction held at the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s (IIABA)  Legislative Conference & Convention with goods donated by insurance carriers, agents, brokers, IIABA and it’s New York affiliated IIABNY, a casino night benefit given by the IIABA’s Young Agents Committee (YAC) entitled, “YAC Gives Back: A Benefit for InVEST Scholarships,” and from general contributions.

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