Foundation Scholarship

Our Mission

The Foundation is built on supporting the development and implementation of internships, model programs, and grants that promote the independent agency system.

Education Scholarship

Agents can leverage industry resources with the Foundation’s scholarship fund.

Professional Development

Agents can utilize their award for the advancement of their careers through classes.

Agent Resources

Be a part of an agency network that focuses on collaborating and learning from each other.

Foundation Board Members

Ryan Griffith, CIC
Griffith Agency, Inc.
Brad Winters, CLCS
Winters Financial Network
Christina Bernard, CISR
Cobos Insurance Center
Alexis Holzer
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Myranda Joseph

Funding the Next Generation of Insurance Professionals

OIA’s Summer Internship Program places students majoring in the fields of Marketing, Sales, Business, and Risk Management in host agencies across the state of Ohio. This program introduces the Independent Insurance Industry to the next generation and provides both the host agencies and interns with meaningful connections and opportunities.

This is all made possible by the funding from The Foundation!

Scholarship Showcase

Chance Sowers, an agent from Metzger Insurance, discusses the simple application process with the scholarship. Sowers also highlights his use of the scholarship and delves into the outcome: professional and personal  growth. Learn more below about how you can use the scholarship!

OIA Valuation, Perpetuation and Insights Tools

With the scholarship, you can enhance your agency through OIA’s valuation, perpetuation and insights tools.

Professional Designations

Another use for the scholarship is to invest further in yourself through Insurance Professional Designations to elevate your career.

Leadership Development Programs

Leadership Development Programs have the ability to further your professional and personal development.


Agents can use the scholarship to attend all of OIA’s events including reoccurring events like IACON and The Next-Gen Summit, as well as pop-up events like our Next-Gen leadHERship Retreat!