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Vermont Mutual Insurance Group Awards Scholarship Grants

Scholarship Award
From left to right: Dan Bridge, Pres. & CEO, student Nate Williams, student Molly Yacavoni, Mark McDonnell, Exec. VP & COO

Vermont Mutual Insurance Group® recently awarded two scholarship grants as part of their company's scholarship program. The scholarships were awarded to two students based on entries submitted as part of the selection process. The company's scholarship committee was tasked with the difficult selection decision based on personal essays submitted by several students. From all of the entries submitted, two essays, one from Molly Yacavoni and another from Nate Williams, were selected.

"We could not be more pleased to award these grants to two very deserving students" stated Dan Bridge, Vermont Mutual's President and CEO. Bridge continued "All of the entries were very well received and so it was quite a challenge to choose only two."

Vice President of Human Resources, Susan Chicoine, remarked "The topic of the essays was on the importance of education and in what ways it will help prepare the student for the future." Chicoine added "While all of the students who participated offered exceptional entries, Molly and Nate's essays really stood out to the committee. Nevertheless, the decision was truly a difficult one to make."

The Vermont Mutual Scholarship Program was established to help the children and grandchildren of employees at Vermont Mutual who are matriculated into a college, university, or other higher education program. The company will issue a check of $2,500 to each recipient with the only requirement that the scholarship money be used for college expenses, including but not limited to: tuition, books, room and board, and other applicable expenses related to their college, university or vocational school.


Vermont Mutual Insurance Group® is a trade name of Vermont Mutual Insurance Company, Northern Security Insurance Company, Inc. and Granite Mutual Insurance Company. Chartered in 1828, Vermont Mutual is one of the ten oldest mutual property/casualty insurers in the United States and provides coverage throughout New England and upstate New York. Through more than 400 independent agencies, the Group insures over 315,000 policyholders, with a direct written premium of more than $500,000,000. The group is rated “A+ Superior” by A. M. Best and a Ward’s Top 50 performing property/casualty insurer in the U.S. for the past thirteen consecutive years.

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