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Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation announces new local scholarship program


The Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation announced today a new scholarship program for students in southcentral Wisconsin to include two $10,000 scholarships ($2,500 per year up to a total of four years). Each year starting in 2019, two deserving local high school seniors who meet certain criteria and live in the Wisconsin counties of Dane or Rock will be awarded scholarships to help reach their educational goals.

AmFam Champ proceeds fund new program

The new scholarship program will be funded with proceeds from the PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship distributed through the Foundation. Since 2016 when the inaugural tournament was held, more than $4.7 million in proceeds has been donated to more than 100 local charitable organizations.

“We believe helping remove financial barriers to furthering the education of deserving students is in keeping with the mission of the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation, including building strong families and healthy kids,” said Nate Pokrass, foundation executive director and American Family Insurance Championship tournament director. “With the establishment of this new scholarship program, the Foundation will be able to directly empower the educational aspirations of young adults as they pursue their dreams.”

Scholarship criteria

Scholarship applicants must be high school seniors and earn at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. They must demonstrate participation in the game of golf through competitive participation, recreational participation, employment at a golf course or golf retailer, caddying at a golf course, and/or volunteering at a golf tournament. They must also display exemplary character, leadership and community service, along with other submission requirements.

Scholarship application link and other details

Interested students who meet the criteria should visit this site to get more details, review the application requirements and apply.

The application period for the scholarship is open now. The application deadline is April 2, 2019. Recipients will be notified by May 28, 2019. Scholarship recipients will be invited and recognized during the American Family Insurance Championship in June and as part of the annual Foundation grant celebration in December.

The Scholarship application process is being administered by a third party, Scholarship America.

All proceeds from the 2019 PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship will once again be designated for charitable giving. This year’s event will be held June 15-23 at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison. For more information visit the tournament website.

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About Steve Stricker American Family Insurance FoundationEstablished in 2013 when Steve Stricker became a brand ambassador for American Family Insurance, the mission of the foundation is to inspire and develop strong families and healthy kids so they can pursue their dreams. The foundation supports organizations that produce tangible outcomes that align with this mission. Web:; Twitter: @StrickerFNDN


Proceeds from the PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship will provide two $10,000 scholarships to students in Dane or Rock counties. Application period for the 2019 scholarships opens today and ends April 2.