Three freshmen receive Gongaware Scholarships

Three students have been selected by the Gongaware Center in the Scott College of Business at Indiana State University to participate in the 2021-22 class of Gongaware Scholars.

The Gongaware Scholarship offers recipients a $9,000 per year scholarship for four years and a $3,000 professional development account. The program also creates networking opportunities for students through involvement in various events and activities.

The recipients:

  • Korey Castle of Terre Haute, Indiana, and graduate of Terre Haute North Vigo High School.
  • Jillian Turner of Terre Haute, Indiana, and graduate of Terre Haute South Vigo High School.
  • Jayson Wagler of Washington, Indiana, and graduate of Barr-Reeve High School

“We are thrilled to have Korey, Jillian, and Jayson join the Gongaware Scholars Program this year,” said Gongaware Center Director Rebecca Wray. “Their strong academics, leadership in high school, and commitment to excellence will make them an asset to Indiana State University and the Insurance and Risk Management Program. We look forward to working with them and wish them the best throughout their first year and beyond.”

Scholars are provided professional and developmental opportunities including paid internships, professional mentors, leadership roles, and attendance at professional conferences. Gongaware Scholars also participate in the prestigious Networks Professional Development Program in the Scott College of Business.

The Gongaware Center was created in 1998 to support the Scott College of Business’ nationally recognized Insurance and Risk Management Program. In 2007, the Center expanded its mission beyond its original focus on insurance and risk management to also include financial services.

The Center was established with a $5 million gift from Donald and Patricia Gongaware for the purpose of developing future leaders in the insurance and financial services industry. Since its inception, part of the Gongaware Center’s mission has included recruiting top high school students into the Insurance and Risk Management Program and helping them build the technical, professional, and leadership skills necessary to succeed in the industry and become the next generation of industry leaders.

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