Westfield Agent Association and Westfield Insurance Foundation Announce New Scholarships


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Westfield Center, Ohio - March 12, 2014 - The Westfield Agent Association (WAA) and Westfield Insurance Foundation are pleased to announce an annual partnership that will provide scholarships to students considering careers in insurance. The inaugural set of scholarships will reward seven students in active pursuit of a career in the property and casualty industry. Each student will receive a $6,000 academic scholarship this April.

"On behalf of our 700+ Westfield agency members, the WAA acknowledges the need and desire to attract bright new talent to the insurance industry. Our initial commitment is for three years, with the possibility for future scholarship opportunities," said Jimmy Ward, III of The Crichton Group, and President of the the WAA.

Ed Largent, Westfield Insurance Leader and President commented, "Westfield and our agency partners are working hard to encourage students to pursue the insurance industry as a rewarding career. Through these scholarships, we can better promote the outstanding opportunities that exist in this established and stable industry."

Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2014 for consideration. Scholarships are available to students majoring in an insurance or risk management program, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher. Interested students can apply through The Griffith Foundation's website, http://www.griffithfoundation.org/higher-ed/scholarships/.

The Westfield Agents Association and Westfield Insurance have a long-standing partnership in providing educational scholarships. Over the last 15 years, nearly $500,000 in scholarships were awarded to dependents of Westfield employees and WAA member agencies. Together, they are pleased to expand and strengthen their support of educations by offering these new insurance-focused scholarships..

About Westfield Insurance
In business for more than 166 years, Westfield Insurance provides commercial and personal insurance in 21 active states and surety services to customers in 31 states. Westfield is one of the nationís 50 largest property and casualty insurance groups, represented by a network of over 1,000 independent insurance agencies. Westfield Bank provides banking solutions for businesses and individuals, and Westfield Services provides service and training support for independent insurance agencies. Learn more at www.WestfieldInsurance.com and www.Westfield-Bank.com.


About the Westfield Insurance Foundation
Westfield Insurance Foundation was established in 2005 as an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield Insurance. In keeping with Westfield Insurance values, the Foundation seeks to support safety programs that prevent accidents in homes, cars and businesses; education programs that provide avenues to future employment; and community development programs that improve business and living conditions.




Jani Groza
Community Investment Leader, Westfield Insurance

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