CM CARES™, Church Mutual Insurance Company Foundation, Announces $250,000 in Scholarships for Future Religious Leaders

Fifty $5,000 scholarships to be offered to religious students in 2017

MERRILL, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CM CARES, the Church Mutual Insurance Company Foundation, is pleased to
announce a new Religious Scholars Program to financially support
religious students in their pursuit of a career in ministry. The
foundation has set aside $250,000 for 50 scholarships of $5,000 each in

The new scholarship program is open to full-time students across the
country who are enrolled in an advanced degree (post-secondary)
religious studies program at an accredited theological seminary, college
or university during the 2017-18 academic year. Students serving in
their final year of an internship program are also eligible to apply.
For application details, interested participants should visit

“Providing these scholarships vividly demonstrates in new and exciting
ways how the Church Mutual family is committed to Protecting the
Greater Good
,” said Rich Poirier, president and CEO of Church Mutual
Insurance Company. “Our vision is to offer religious scholars of all
denominations a helping hand in realizing their goals to become the
leaders of tomorrow through this program.”

Scholars will receive $5,000 to use toward the completion of their
academic year. The program supports high-achieving religious students
who are committed to entering full-time ministry in their respective
faith communities. Students across all denominations are encouraged to

“It takes great effort and commitment to become a leader of faith,”
Poirier said. “With this scholarship, it’s our hope we can alleviate
some of the financial worry that comes with higher education and help
ensure houses of worship continue to have access to quality leadership
for generations to come.”

Applications will be accepted from January 3 through April 15, 2017. The
50 scholarship recipients will be announced in May 2017.

About Church Mutual Insurance Company

Church Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1897, offers specialized
insurance for religious organizations of all denominations, as well as
schools, camps, denominational offices and senior living facilities.
Church Mutual markets most lines of commercial property and liability
insurance, including multi-peril, workers’ compensation and commercial
auto insurance.

About CM CARES, the Church Mutual Insurance Company Foundation

Established by Church Mutual Insurance Company in 2016, CM CARES, the
Church Mutual Insurance Company Foundation, supports charitable,
educational and religious causes that improve the human condition. For
more information, contact us at


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