CELINA, Ohio, Jan. 17, 2023 — Celina Insurance Group and its employees are pleased to announce that their 2023 scholarship fund is open for applications. Through the fund, three 2023 high school graduates planning to attend a four-year college or university will each receive a $2,000 scholarship.

To be eligible for a Celina Insurance Group and Employees Scholarship, students must either reside or graduate from a high school in Mercer or Auglaize County or be a child or grandchild of a current Celina Insurance Group employee (no county constraint).

Top applicants will be announced in May 2023 based on a written essay as indicated in the scholarship application form. In the spring of 2024, each scholarship recipient will be eligible for the Don Montgomery Memorial Renewal Scholarship of $1,000 if specific guidelines are met. 

An additional $1,000 scholarship is available from the Western Ohio Educational Foundation (WOEF) if the scholarship recipient enrolls in six or more credit hours during each semester at Wright State University – Lake Campus. The WOEF will also add $500 to the Don Montgomery Memorial Renewal Scholarship if the recipient qualifies.   

The Mercer County Civic Foundation administers the fund. Those interested in applying can download applications from mercercountycivicfdn.org/scholarships. The submission deadline is March 1. Late entries will not be accepted. Applicants can mail entries to the Mercer County Civic Foundation at 119 W. Fulton St., P.O. Box 439, Celina, or email them to scholarship@celinainsurance.com.

About Celina Insurance Group

Celina Insurance Group is comprised of four mutual property and casualty insurance companies. The companies provide protection for autos, homes, businesses and farms through more than 500 independent agencies in five states. Founded in 1914 with headquarters in Celina, Ohio, the organization is committed to supporting its policyholders and communities.