Local student receives Shelter Insurance scholarship

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Emily Gonzalez, right, received a $2,000 scholarship from Shelter Insurance, sponsored by Shelter Agent Terri DeGraffenreid Brattin. With Gonzalez is Administrative Assistant Dale Forgey. Contributed photo

This spring, the Shelter Insurance Foundation awarded a $2,000 scholarship to Emily Gonzalez, a graduate of Wheaton High School.

Shelter Agent Terri DeGraffenreid Brattin sponsors and partially funded this scholarship.

Beginning the fall after the recipientís high school graduation, Gonzalez can direct the scholarship funds toward tuition, fees or campus housing for any course of study leading to an academic degree at any accredited college or university.

A committee of local high school officials and community leaders selected the local recipient. The committee considered each applicantís 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. Gonzalez received a certificate from Terri on behalf of the Shelter Insurance Foundation.