Networked Insurance Agents announced this month that it has awarded the first of what company officials say will be an annual scholarship honoring the late Wendy Foucht, a Networked employee who died last year of cancer.
The $2000 award went to a graduating senior at Grass Valley, CA’s Nevada Union High School. More than 40 students applied for the scholarship, which is awarded based on academics. The annual scholarship will always be awarded to a student from Nevada Union. This year’s winner will attend Scripps College to study Genetics/Pre-Med/Human Biology.
“We are pleased to be able to honor Wendy’s memory through giving back to the community where she lived,” said George Biancardi, president and CEO. “The best part is that each and every Spring, the scholarship will provide us with a gentle reminder of the beautiful person who passed through our lives.”
Wendy worked as a Customer Service Representative on Networked Insurance’s Service Team. For the inaugural presentation, her fiancé presented the check at the award ceremony.
Networked also sponsors the Alford Lee Johnson Scholarship Award on behalf of the company’s founder. It is also for $2000 and is always awarded to graduating senior from Nevada Union, which Johnson and many members of his family attended. The first Johnson scholarship was awarded in 2008. The year’s winner, the 7th
, will be a biology major at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Headquartered in California, Networked has more than 1000 members in 10 states and is appointed by more than 50 national and regional insurance carriers.