Preferred Foundation Names 2017 Scholarship Winners

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Preferred Mutual and the Preferred Foundation value academic excellence and community involvement, and consequently have been offering these scholarship opportunities to local seniors for more than a decade.

The Preferred Foundation, a corporate giving entity of Preferred Mutual Insurance Company (“Preferred Mutual”), has awarded scholarships to four local high school students graduating in 2017.

The Preferred Mutual Foundation Scholarship is awarded to college-bound high school seniors that reside in Otsego, Delaware, or Chenango, NY counties and is evaluated on academic merit and responsibility to community. 

Hancock Central High School student Gina Tan was the first place winner of the 2017 Preferred Mutual Foundation Scholarship and will receive $2,500 each year for four years. Tan is planning on attending the University of Albany - State University of New York in the fall. Oneonta High School student Joshua (Josh) Grimm was selected as the second place winner of the 2017 Preferred Mutual Foundation Scholarship. Grimm will receive $1,000 each year for four years and is planning on attending University at Buffalo - State University of New York in the fall.

The 2017 Irad and Jan Ingraham / James W. Honeywell Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Unadilla Valley Central School seniors that have a commitment to community service and strong academic standing. 

The 2017 Irad and Jan Ingraham / James W. Honeywell Memorial Scholarship first place winner is Unadilla Valley Central School student Megan Carpenter. Carpenter was awarded $1,500 each year for four years and is planning on attending SUNY Oneonta in the fall. Unadilla Valley Central School student Brayden White was named as the second place winner and has been awarded a one-time scholarship from Preferred Mutual’s Foundation in the amount of $800. White is planning on attending Clarkson University in the fall.  


 

Preferred Mutual and the Preferred Foundation value academic excellence and community involvement, and consequently have been offering these scholarship opportunities to local seniors for more than a decade. The scholarships can be applied to college-related expenses.

Preferred Mutual Insurance Company provides property and casualty insurance coverage to more than 232,000 individual and business customers through a network of more than 490 independent agents throughout New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In business since 1896, Preferred Mutual is rated “A” by A.M. Best Company and is headquartered in New Berlin, New York. Learn more at www.preferredmutual.com.



 

Gina Tan, Preferred Mutual Insurance Company’s 2017 Preferred Foundation Scholarship Application Winner.         Photo of Josh Grimm

Photo of Gina Tan                                               Photo of Josh Grimm




Brayden White, 2017 Preferred Foundation Scholarship Winner.       Megan Carpenter, Preferred Mutual Insurance Company Foundation Scholarship Winner. 

 Photo of Brayden White                                      Photo of Megan Carpenter

 




Gina Tan

Photo of Gina Tan with the Preferred Foundation Committee. Pictured from left to right:  Ron Martin, Sheena Moshetti, Gina Tan, Lindsey Lefevre and Ernest Weeks.


Josh Grimm with Preferred Foundation Scholarship Committee

Photo of Josh Grimm with the Preferred Foundation Committee. Pictured from left to right: Ernest Weeks, Sheena Moshetti, Josh Grimm, Lindsey Lefevre and Ron Martin.


Megan Carpenter with Preferred Foundation Scholarship Committee

Photo of Megan Carpenter with the Preferred Foundation Committee. Pictured from left to right:  Sheena Moshetti, Ernest Weeks, Megan Carpenter, Lindsey Lefevre and Ron Martin.


Photo of Brayden white with the Preferred Mutual Insurance Company Foundation Committee

Photo of Brayden White with the Preferred Foundation Committee. Pictured from left to right:  Ernest Weeks, Sheena Moshetti, Brayden White, Lindsey Lefevre and Ron Martin.

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