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Scholarship Winners

In Spring 2022, the IIAN Foundation created a brand new scholarship in partnership with the University of Nebraska Foundation. Two students from the University of Nebraska at Kearney were the first recipients of the Mark B. Lisko Big "I" Nebraska Scholarship

The IIAN Foundation will continue to award this scholarship each year. With your support, we can continue to provide the tools needed to create new career opportunities and fill them with the best students and employees Nebraska has to offer.

Congratulations to our most recent UNK scholarship winners:

Mark B. Lisko Big "I" Nebraska Scholarship:
  • Rylee Huff
  • Clara Schindler


Also in 2022, the IIAN Foundation established the New Independent Insurance Professional scholarships, for employees of Big "I" Nebraska member agencies  – one for new professionals in their first year of employment, and one for professionals in their second through fifth year of employment.

Click here for more information and to apply!

February 2022:
  • Year 1 Scholarship: Kyle Bacus, Chastain Otis Insurance Agency in Omaha
  • Year 2-5 Scholarship: Noah Walz, Watts Insurance Group in Lincoln
August 2022: 
  • Year 1 Scholarship: Blake Sears, Zimmer Insurance Group in Lincoln
  • Year 2-5 Scholarship: Kyle Bacus, Chastain Otis Insurance Agency in Omaha