Since 1992, The Preferred Mutual Foundation, the corporate-giving arm of Preferred Mutual Insurance Company (“Preferred Mutual”), has awarded academic scholarships to local high school seniors.

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The Preferred Mutual Foundation Scholarship is awarded to college-bound high school seniors that reside in Otsego, Delaware, or Chenango, New York counties and is evaluated on academic merit and responsibility to their communities.

The first-place winner of the 2021 Preferred Mutual Foundation Scholarship is Diego Aguirre, of Delaware Academy. Aguirre will receive $3,000 each year for four years. He will be attending Cornell University in the fall, where he will major in Mechanical Engineering.  The second place winner is Emma Harby of the 2021 Preferred Mutual Foundation Scholarship and will receive $1,500 each year for four years. She will be attending Syracuse University with a dual major in Marketing & Broadcast and Digital Journalism.

The first place winner of the Irad and Jan Ingraham / James W. Honeywell Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Devon Fairchild of Unadilla Valley Central School.  The second place winner of that award is Paige Catena of Unadilla Valley Central School.

In addition to these annual scholarships, The Preferred Mutual  Foundation is also awarding a one-time $1,250 scholarship to Greene Central High School senior, Quintin Pezzino, in honor of Preferred Mutual’s 125th Anniversary. Pezzino will be attending Cornell University in the fall, majoring in Plant Science.

Thank you to Preferred Mutual for making these generous scholarships available to our local students.  We wish all seniors great success in their college years and in their future endeavors. Good luck!!

 

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