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Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation to begin accepting 2021 local scholarship applications January 25


Proceeds from the PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship provides two $10,000 scholarships to students in Dane or Rock counties.

The Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation will begin accepting applications today, Monday, January 25, from students in southcentral Wisconsin for its annual scholarship program. Two $10,000 scholarships ($2,500 per year up to a total of four years) will be awarded to two deserving local high school seniors who meet certain criteria and live in the Wisconsin counties of Dane or Rock.

The scholarship program was introduced in 2019. Last year’s recipients were Trent Jarvi, a graduate of Waunakee High School who attends the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Katherine Maier, who graduated from Middleton High School and attends Loyola University in Chicago.

AmFam Championship proceeds fund scholarship program

The scholarship program is funded with proceeds from the PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship distributed through the Foundation. Since 2016 when the inaugural tournament was held, a total of $10.2 million has been donated through 436 charitable grants.

Despite the cancellation of the 2020 American Family Insurance Championship, the charitable aspect continued. American Family reallocated its tournament title sponsorship investment and, combined with financial resources within the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation, made a total of more than $3 million in donations, including funding for the scholarships.

“The Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation supports organizations and initiatives that help build strong families and healthy kids,” said Nate Pokrass, foundation executive director and American Family Insurance Championship tournament director. “We’re proud this scholarship program, now in its third year, continues to give hard-working and deserving young people in southcentral Wisconsin financial assistance to confidently pursue their educational 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 beginning January 25, 2021, to get more details, review the application requirements and apply.

The application deadline is March 3, 2021. Recipients will be notified by April 26, 2021.

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

All proceeds from the 2021 PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship will once again be designated for charitable giving. This year’s event will be held June 5-13, with tournament play June 11-13 at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison. For more information and updates, visit the tournament website.

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About Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation
Established 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