The Shelter Insurance Foundation awarded a $1,500 scholarship to Emilee Mann and Pa Vang, graduates of Cassville and Wheaton high schools, respectively.
Shelter Agent Terri DeGraffenreid Brattin sponsors and partially funds this scholarship.
Beginning the fall after the recipient’s high school graduation Mann and Vang can direct the scholarship funds toward tuition, fees or campus housing for any course of study and leading to an academic degree at any accredited college or university.
A committee of local high school officials and community leaders selected the local recipients. The committee considered each applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, moral character and participation and leadership in school and community activities. The scholarship is given without regard to race, disability, religion, national origin or gender of applicants.
The scholarship is paid directly to the school the recipient selects. Mann and Vang also received certificates from DeGraffenreid Brattin on behalf of the Shelter Foundation.
The Shelter Insurance Foundation is a not-forprofit corporation for charitable and educational purposes. It is sponsored by the Shelter Insurance Companies, offering auto, home, life, farm and business insurance services to customers in 14 states via a network of local insurance agents and headquartered in Columbia.