Preferred Foundation Names 2019 Scholarship Winners

Back To Articles 2019 Preferred Mutual Foundation Scholarship is Walton Central senior, Olivia Harby.
Preferred Mutual and the Preferred Foundation value academic excellence and community involvement, and consequently have been offering scholarship opportunities to local seniors for more than 25 years.

Since 1992, The Preferred Mutual Foundation, the corporate-giving arm of Preferred Mutual Insurance Company, has awarded academic scholarships to local high school seniors.  

The Preferred Mutual Foundation Scholarship is awarded to college-bound high school seniors that reside in Otsego, Delaware, or Chenango, New York counties and is evaluated on academic merit and responsibility to community.  The Irad and Jan Ingraham / James W. Honeywell Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Unadilla Valley Central School seniors that have demonstrated a commitment to community service while upholding a strong academic standing.  Each scholarship winner may use their award toward tuition, room and board, or other college-related expenses.   

We are pleased to announce the first place winner of the 2019 Preferred Mutual Foundation Scholarship is Walton Central senior, Olivia Harby.  We congratulate her dedication to her community and to the pursuit of knowledge.  Harby will receive $3,000 each year for four years.  Harby will be attending Boston College in the fall.  

Josephine Hovis of Cooperstown High School was awarded with $1,500 each year for four years.  Hovis plans to pursue undergraduate studies in politics and history at Davidson College and strives for a career in criminal justice law. 

Holly Carpenter is the first-place winner of the 2019 Irad and Jan Ingraham / James W. Honeywell Memorial Scholarship.  Carpenter, a senior at Unadilla Valley Central School, will be awarded $1,500 each year for four years and is planning on attending Hartwick College in the fall.  Unadilla Valley Central School senior Andrew Jackson has been named as the second-place winner and will be awarded $1,000 each year for four years.  Jackson is planning on attending the University of Rochester in the fall.

Preferred Mutual Insurance Company provides property and casualty insurance coverage to more than 232,000 individual and business customers through a network of more than 500 independent agents throughout New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  In business since 1896, Preferred Mutual is rated “A” by A.M. Best Company and is headquartered in New Berlin, New York. Learn more at www.preferredmutual.com.



The 2019 Preferred Foundation Scholarship Winners:

Preferred Foundation Scholarship Winner   Preferred Foundation Scholarship Winner
Photo of Olivia Harby Photo of Josie Hovis


The 2019 Irad and Jan Ingraham / James W. Honeywell Memorial Scholarship Winners:

2019 Irad and Jan Ingraham / James W. Honeywell Memorial Scholarship Winner   2019 Irad and Jan Ingraham / James W. Honeywell Memorial Scholarship Second Place Winner  
Photo of Holly carpenter Photo of Andrew Jackson








Photo of Olivia Harby with Preferred Foundation Committee

Photo of Olivia Harby with Preferred Foundation Committee.  Pictured from left to right:  Ron Martin, Lindsey Lefevre, Olivia Harby, Sheena Moshetti, and Ernie Weeks.

Photo of Josephine Hovis with Preferred Foundation Committee

Photo of Josephine Hovis with Preferred Foundation Committee. Pictured from left to right:  Ron Martin, Lindsey Lefevre, Josephine Hovis, Sheena Moshetti, and Ernie Weeks.

Photo of Holly Carpenter with Preferred Foundation Committee
Photo of Holly Carpenter with Preferred Foundation Committee. Pictured from left to right:  Ron Martin, Lindsey Lefevre, Holly Carpenter, Sheena Moshetti, and Ernie Weeks.

Photo of Andrew Jackson with Preferred Foundation Committee
Photo of Andrew Jackson with Preferred Foundation Committee. Pictured from left to right:  Ron Martin, Lindsey Lefevre, Andrew Jackson, Sheena Moshetti, and Ernie Weeks.

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