Preferred Mutual Foundation Names 2016 Scholarship Winners

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As the first place winner of the 2016 Preferred Mutual Foundation Scholarship, Cooperstown senior Alexandra Russo will receive $2,500 each year for four years.

The Preferred Mutual Foundation, the corporate-giving arm of Preferred Mutual Insurance Company, has awarded scholarships to two, local, high school students graduating in 2016.  Candidates were evaluated based on their academic strengths, intellectual inquiry, responsibility, community involvement, and demonstrated capacity to excel.

As the first place winner of the 2016 Preferred Mutual Foundation Scholarship, Cooperstown senior Alexandra Russo will receive $2,500 each year for four years.  Russo will be attending the University of Notre Dame in the fall. 

Winner of the 2016 Preferred Foundation Scholarship
Alexandra Russo - First Place Winner

The second place winner of the 2016 Preferred Mutual Foundation Scholarship is Dana Eschler of Edmeston. Eschler will receive $1,000 each year for four years, and she will be attending the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Winner of the 2016 Preferred Foundation Scholarship
Dana Eschler - Second Place Winner

The Preferred Foundation and the Company value academic excellence and community involvement, and thus, have been offering these scholarship opportunities to local seniors for more than a decade.  The scholarship money can be applied to tuition, room and board, or other college-related expenses.


Preferred Foundation Board Members with Scholarship Winner
Photo of Alexandra Russo with Preferred Foundation Committee.  Pictured from left to right:  Ronald Martin, Amy Law, Alexandra Russo, Jessica Soloman, and Ernest Weeks.


Preferred Foundation Committee with 2016 Scholarship Winner
Photo of Dana Eschler with Preferred Foundation Committee.  Pictured from left to right:  Ronald Martin, Amy Law, Dana Eschler, Jessica Soloman, and Ernest Weeks.


Preferred Mutual Insurance Company provides property and casualty insurance coverage to more than 235,000 individual and business customers through a network of more than 450 independent agents throughout New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The mutual insurance company, in business since 1896, employs more than 270 employees and is headquartered in New Berlin, New York. The company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best.

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