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Two Leavitt Group Interns Receive Scholarships from The Council Foundation

In August of this year, The Council Foundation awarded $395,000 in academic scholarships to 81 college students interested in pursuing careers in insurance brokerage. Each intern who was selected received between $2,500 and $5,000 toward their college education. Dawson Balzotti and Matthew McCullough, two interns from Leavitt Group, were recipients of these scholarships.

Dawson Balzotti

Dawson has been an intern at Leavitt Group Enterprises for the past two years. He is currently attending Southern Utah University (SUU) in Cedar City and planning to graduate in the summer of 2024 with his bachelor’s degree. After he finishes his undergrad, he plans to start SUU’s master’s program in accounting to continue building knowledge and skills in that area.

Dawson shared about receiving The Council Foundation scholarship, “Thank you for the opportunity to win this scholarship. It means a lot to me to have been considered in the process.”

Matthew McCullough

Matthew has interned at Berrian Insurance Group, a Leavitt Group agency based in Englewood, CO, for the past two summers. He looks forward to earning his finance and real estate degrees from the University of Colorado and beginning his career following graduation early next year.

“I’m honored to be selected as a recipient of The Council Foundation scholarship and grateful for the valuable support that the CIAB provides to the commercial insurance industry,” Matthew said.

The mission of The Council Foundation is to bring fresh, diverse talent into the brokerage sector. The Foundation’s scholarship program partners with leaders of internship programs at Council member firms, with the goal of eventually bringing these students on full-time, and/or retaining them in the commercial insurance brokerage sector. Click here for more information about The 2023 Council Foundation scholarship.

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