Children and spouses of workers who died in industrial accidents covered by Workers Compensation Fund (WCF) will receive $78,000 in college scholarships at an awards luncheon Aug. 12 at the Little America Hotel.
In its 13th year, WCF’s Legacy of Learning program provided 52 people a means for them to further their education. “Since 1990, WCF has awarded nearly 650 Legacy of Learning scholarships to spouses, sons and daughters of employees who died in accidents that occurred at job sites insured by WCF,” Melvin Green, WCF’s chairman, said. “WCF is committed to helping families of workers who have lost their lives in industrial accidents. Through this scholarship program, we hope to better serve our community and customers.”
Each Legacy of Learning recipient receives $1,500 to be used for tuition, books and fees. Selection criteria include grade-point average, standard test scores, general character, community involvement and financial need. Recipients may apply for scholarships each year they remain in college and WCF places no limit on the number of family members who can receive such scholarships.
“Families suffering tragic losses sometimes find it difficult to continue on and achieve educational goals,” Green said. “The Legacy of Learning program is improving the lives of those families by helping to make college more affordable.”
WCF, which is owned by its policyholders, has insured Utah employers and their employees since 1917. The company is a mutual insurance company governed by a board of directors. Covering more than 28,000 Utah companies, WCF provides insurance products, claims administration, safety services, medical case management and special investigation services.
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