Insureon Awards $5,000 to Latest Winners of Small Business, Big Impact Scholarship Competition

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Since 2014, Insureon has awarded $50,000 in scholarships to students who own, work at and support small businesses.

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"I'm excited to see what these inspiring young minds do next, and Insureon is proud to help support their education," said Ted Devine, CEO of Insureon.

Insureon, the nation's leading online provider of small business insurance, today announced the winners of its Summer 2017 Small Business, Big Impact scholarship competition: Chi Chung of El Sobrante, California, and Eden Lolley of Huntsville, Alabama. Their essays stood out from more than 500 submitted. Each will receive $2,500 to help with their educational expenses.

Since 2014, Insureon has awarded $50,000 in scholarship funds to support the next generation of small-business enthusiasts like Chi and Eden.

In his essay, Chi writes about Uncle Chung's Szechuan, his family's restaurant that his grandmother started after immigrating to the United States from Hong Kong. He notes the restaurant has become a fixture in the community, and he is proud to be part of something his family worked hard to build. Studying managerial economics at the University of California, Davis, Chi hopes to become an accountant and use his skills to help the family business.

Eden Lolley's essay describes how she and a friend opened the gourmet food shop Walker's Market. Together they make small-batch foods available nationwide from their hometown in Huntsville, Alabama. She highlights that their community's support has been essential to their success. Eden, a freshman at Humboldt State University, majors in environmental resources engineering and plans to focus her career on combating climate change.

"These stories are a glimpse at the future of small-business ownership in America," said Ted Devine, CEO of Insureon. "I'm excited to see what these inspiring young minds do next, and Insureon is proud to help support their education."

To read the winning essays, visit the Small Business, Big Impact scholarship winner's page.

Insureon's Small Business, Big Impact scholarship runs three times annually, offering six scholarships per year through InsureonU, which also serves as a resource hub for entrepreneurs, with tools, reports, and expert advice. For details about entering the current competition that closes November 30, 2017, visit http://www.insureon.com/insureonu/small-business-scholarship/.

About Insureon
Insureon is the leading online small commercial insurance agency in the United States, having served more than 200,000 customers and writing over $300 million in premium annually. Recently named the most innovative company in InsurTech by Insurance Nexus, Insureon leverages its award-winning Amazon Web Services technology platform to deliver best-in-class insurance solutions to its clients. For more information, visit http://www.insureon.com.

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