March 23, 2012 16:39 UTC

Chicago Chapter of National African American Insurance Assn. Offers
$1,000 Scholarships to College-Bound H.S. Seniors

Deadline extended to April 19!

For the fourth consecutive year, the Chicago chapter of the National
African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) will provide $1,000 each
to 10 college-bound high school seniors. Applications and scholarship
guidelines are currently available on the NAAIA Chicago website at
Scholarship recipients will be announced at the organization’s 6th
Annual Spring Benefit & Scholarship Luncheon in May.

Since 2008, NAAIA Chicago has granted $40,000 in scholarships thanks, in
part, to its partnership with State Farm. Serving as presenting
sponsors, State Farm has provided monetary support and assistance in
reviewing application packets received from hundreds of students across
the Chicagoland area.

“In this challenging economic environment, we are proud to provide
assistance to students who can use a little extra money toward college,”
said Margaret Redd, president, NAAIA Chicago. “Reading through these
students’ stories of pushing past adversity and staying focused on
success inspires our members and strengthens our commitment to doing all
that we can to assist.”

NAAIA Chicago has extended its deadline for applications for its 2012
scholarships to April 19, when all submissions must be postmarked.
Applicants will be judged on GPA, ACT score, community involvement and a
compelling essay that demonstrates financial need. To download an
application or for more information, visit

NAAIA is dedicated to empowering African-American insurance
professionals currently in the industry as well as increasing this
number nationwide. NAAIA engages in the sharing of information for
personal growth and professional development while providing
opportunities for networking, continuing education and building mutually
beneficial partnerships.


Media Contact:
Katrina Parker, 312-822-5167 office

Source: National African American Insurance Association