Pictured left to right: Elijah Rich, Lea Grieshop, Jared Bergman

May 19, 2021, Celina, OH — Celina Insurance Group recently presented three $1,000 scholarships to local 2021 high school graduates. The recipients include the following: Jared Bergman – New Bremen High School, Lea Grieshop – St. Henry High School and Elijah Rich – Parkway High School. The graduating seniors received their scholarship certificates during a reception at Celina Insurance Group on May 18, 2021.

Jared is the son of Terry and Rhonda Bergman, New Bremen. He will attend Wright State University to major in Computer Science.

Lea will be majoring in Accounting and Finance at The Ohio State University at Newark. She is the daughter of Ryan and Julie Grieshop, St. Henry.

Elijah is the son of Doug and Jennifer Rich, Rockford. He plans to attend Bowling Green State University to study Economics.


Celina Insurance Group established the scholarship for graduating seniors pursuing a degree relating to the insurance business. Seniors in Auglaize or Mercer County or a child/grandchild of a current Celina Insurance Group employee were eligible to apply. The top three applicants were selected based on a written essay on how insurance companies use innovation and technology to attract new policyholders and improve customer experience.

Bill Montgomery, Celina Insurance Group President and CEO

“We are pleased to join our staff in awarding these scholarships to Jared, Lea and Elijah. Celina encourages young people to consider a career in the property & casualty insurance field and returning to this area.”

Celina Insurance Group is a family of four mutual property and casualty insurance companies. The companies provide insurance protection for autos, homes, businesses and farms for more than 500 independent agents in six states. Founded in 1914, with headquarters in Celina, Ohio, the enterprise is proud to serve and support our policyholders, communities, families and friends.