ICT Honors Students with Fall Scholarships


Fourteen students at three Texas universities were recently awarded a total of $28,000 in academic scholarships from the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) Education Foundation.  The students attend St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Baylor University in Waco and the University of North Texas in Denton.

Each student received a scholarship as well as an invitation to attend ICT’s 2017 Annual Mid-Year Symposium in Austin where insurance industry leaders gather to hear an update on property and casualty insurance issues impacting the Texas marketplace.  Each year, all of the Mid-Year Symposium corporate sponsorships, company and individual donations go toward the ICT scholarships and school funding.

Tony Gonzalez, president of the ICT Education Foundation, said each student demonstrates excellent academic achievement and a desire to become a part of the insurance industry.  “Each ICT scholarship recipient was recommended by their professor for a very good reason.  Each student participates in and outside the classroom and has shown an interest in joining our industry.  They are the type of student that the industry wants to become a part of our next generation of professionals.”

ICT scholarship recipients at St. Mary’s University, in classes taught by Dr. David Sommer, were Jonathan Reyes, Camilo Escobar, Krystal Zavala, Natalie Barajas and Andrea Elizarraraz.

ICT scholarship recipients at the University of North Texas, in classes taught by Professor Dale Sharpe-Jenkins, were Enrique Tudon, Cheyenne Blansit, Adam Busch, Nick Marks and Patrick Mullen.

ICT scholarship recipients at Baylor University, in classes taught by Dr. Jim Garven, were Melissa Sutton, Claire Fogarty, Miles Greenwood and Brandon Cook.

Since 2002, the Insurance Council of Texas Education Foundation has awarded more than $900,000 to ten Texas universities and 413 insurance and risk management students.