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 apart of an agency network that focuses on collaborating and learning from each other

Foundation Board Members

Jeanie Giesler, CISR, CPIA


Tim Stolly, CIC, CPCU, LUTCF


Ryan Griffith


Our Story


The OIA Foundation began in 2009 with the goal to advance the professional development of independent insurance agents.


OIA Establishes the Foundation

OIA established the Foundation for the Advancement of Insurance Professionals to  “support the development and implementation of internships, programs and grants that will enhance the insurance industry”. 

Board of Directors Appointed

Tim Stolly and Jeannine Giesler were on the first Board of Directors. Tim and Jeannine still serve to this day. 

Internship Program Golf Outing Fundraiser

The Foundation’s signature event, the Internship Program Golf Outing Fundraiser which was used to raise funds solely for the Foundation for the Advancement of Insurance Professionals is no longer held. 

The Foundation Introduces Scholarships

An annual scholarship program to helpagents achieve long-term success in the industry.

George Haenszel Scholarship

This annual scholarship program validates OIA’s commitment to developing the next generation of industry leaders. The skills that an agent and agency owner need to possess to be successful has never been greater than right now. For long-term success in the industry, the scholarship encourages agents to be lifelong learners, find good mentors and be curious. 

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


Next-Gen Summit

The Next-Gen Summit is the premier event for future agency leaders in Ohio. Our forum will offer thought-provoking, timely, relevant educational content and plenty of networking with your peers and industry thought-leaders.

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