2019 Scholarship Winners Announced

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 18:23
by Debbie Theil

The Quad City CPCU Society Chapter has announced the winners of its ninth annual scholarship program.

The 2019 Scholarship Winners that are member's children or grandchildren are Nicholas Adams, Seth Barnett, Heather Coers, Bethany Hofer,  John Scordato, Jr. and Edward Van Camp.

The scholarship program is in its ninth year and was started as a means of increasing member involvement in the local chapter. The sponsorship is open to children and grandchildren of chapter members, who serve as their sponsor.  Applicants were required to submit an essay.  There were four different essay topics applicants could select. “In addition to the financial benefit of the scholarship, we want to nurture young adults so that they think about ethics and diversity throughout their studies, and beyond. The chapter also benefits, because participation of the sponsor is a factor in the scoring,” said Julie Schocker, CPCU, past president of the Quad City CPCU Society Chapter.


Nicholas Adams, a graduate of Bettendorf High School, is a student at University of Iowa.  In his essay, Nicholas described how striving for excellence has become  a priority and how he has become motivated to continue to excel academically.   Nicholas's sponsor is Laura Adams, CPCU

Seth Barnett, a graduate of Winton Churchill High School, is attending g Texas A & M.  In his essay, Seth described how he showed leadership in his everyday lift by trying to set the best example  that he could.  Seth's sponsor is Steve Barnett, CPCU.

Heather Coers, a graduate of Erie High School, is a student at Iowa State University.     In her essay, Heather described how her passion for animals  helped her cement her decision to become a veterinarian.    Heather's sponsor is Kristin Coers, CPCU.

Bethany Hofer, a graduate of Sherrard High School , is a student at Blackhawk College.  In her essay, Bethany describes how leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.  Bethany's sponsor is Gary Hofer, CPCU.

John Scordato, Jr.  is a graduate of Assumption High School and plans on attending Iowa State University.   In his essay, John describes  a passion that has affected him is scouting and how it encouraged him to be the best role model and leader.    John's sponsor is John Scordato, CPCU.

Edward Van Camp,  a graduate of Davenport Central High School, is attending Loras College in Dubuque, IA.  In his essay, Edward described how he can make continuing education a constant throughout life. Edward's sponsor is Joe Van Camp, CPCU.

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