Students Given More Opportunities in 2015 through Insureon's Small Business, Big Impact Scholarship


January 8, 2015


Beginning in 2015, the competition will run three times per year, awarding six college students educational funds for essays about their small business experience.

CHICAGO—January 8, 2015—Insureon, the nation's leading online provider of small business insurance, today announced an update to its Small Business, Big Impact scholarship, which it initiated last year. Beginning this year, the scholarship will run three times annually, rather than just twice, as it has in the past.

"The response has been really encouraging," said Ted Devine, insureon's CEO. "There are thousands of young adults out there working at small businesses, starting small businesses, making a difference in their families and their communities. It was heartbreaking to have to say 'no' to so many of the inspiring stories we were getting."

To make the Small Business, Big Impact scholarship available to more students, insureon made the decision to hold three competitions in 2015 and future years. In addition, the company has announced its upcoming essay topics:

  • Winter 2015 competition (January 5 through March 31): Write about your favorite small business and why you love it.
  • Spring / Summer 2015 competition (May 1 through July 31): Write about how a summer job at or as a small business inspired you.
  • Fall 2015 competition (September 1 through December 1): Write about how you've given back to your community through a small business.

For each competition, insureon judges select two winning essays. Both winners receive a $2,500 scholarship to put toward educational expenses.

To see essays written by past winners, relevant deadlines, and full terms and conditions, visit


About insureon

Insureon is the nation's source for small business insurance. In addition to offering General Liability and Professional Liability Insurance, insureon provides a variety of educational materials designed to help business owners implement risk management best practices.