June 8, 2023

Two Wilson Talent Center Students Win National Invest Scholarships

Two Wilson Talent Center (WTC) Business & Risk Management students have earned national scholarships from Invest - Insurance Education for Future Leaders. Samantha Snider, a senior from Leslie High School, and Dominic Casali, a senior from Mason High School, are the recipients. Both students are second-year students in the Business & Risk Management program at the WTC.

Invest is committed to the insurance industry and continuing education. According to their website, scholarships are awarded each year to high school seniors and college students currently participating in the Invest program to pursue insurance related education or careers. 100% of the scholarship funds go to students. In 2022, $25,000 in scholarships were awarded to five Invest graduates looking to pursue higher education in insurance and financial services or to assist with licensing fees. The WTC program utilizes the Invest curriculum.

Snider was awarded the top $10,000 scholarship and Casali was awarded one of four $5,000 scholarships. Both students are planning to continue their insurance/financial services education after graduation. Snider will begin at Lansing Community College and Casali will attend Michigan State University.

“Sam and Dominic are so deserving of these scholarships, notes Business & Risk Management instructor, Monique Colizzi. “For my students to win two of the five national scholarships presented is such an honor as their instructor. They have worked incredibly hard to earn insurance designations, build relationships with mentors and take advantage of opportunities available to them because of this program. I can’t wait to see what they do in the future,” Colizzi also noted.

The Wilson Talent Center, operated by Ingham Intermediate School District, offers career and technical education programs for high school juniors and seniors who reside in Dansville, East Lansing, Haslett, Holt, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Waverly, Webberville and Williamston. Applications are also accepted from Lansing School District, Fowlerville Community Schools and Eaton and Clinton County schools. For more information, visit Wilson Talent Center.