A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to two 2021 graduates from Yukon.
Cade Allen Pope, a Yukon High School graduate, and Emma Elizabeth Riggs, graduate from Southwest Covenant School, are the recipients.
Shelter Agent Roger Karns sponsors and partially funds the scholarships, according to a news release.
Beginning in the fall, the students will be able to direct to 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 recipients. The committee considered each applicant’s 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 applicants.
The scholarships are paid directly to the school the recipients select. Riggs and Pope will receive certificates from the Roger Karns Agency on behalf of Shelter Foundation.
The Shelter Insurance Foundation is a nonprofit corporation for charitable and education purposes. It is sponsored by the Shelter Insurance Companies, offering auto, home, life, farm and business insurance services to customers in 14 states via a network of local insurance agents, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri.