ALEXANDRIA, Va. — InVEST, an insurance industry classroom to career education program, has announced it has awarded a $500 scholarship to Isaac Pierce from Lake Region Vocational Center in Naples.

“InVEST congratulates Isaac Pierce, one of the 88 students representing 32 high schools, colleges and universities in 14 states and Washington, D.C., who earned scholarships this year,” said Robert G. Slocum, CPCU, CIC, InVEST board chairman and president of the Slocum Agency Inc., an independent agency in Warwick, R.I.

Applicants submitted essays describing the influence and benefits of InVEST on their educational plans. The quality of the essay, the applicant’s GPA and extracurricular activities were factors in selecting the recipients.

Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the institute of higher learning that each student is attending and will be used exclusively for educational expenses.

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