Randy Henry was a natural born teacher and coach. These attributes helped him in the insurance industry to become a leader and inspirer for many agents, companies and association members. During his years as an agency owner he served on a myriad of insurance advisory boards and task forces for the Insurance Department. It was at this time he became involved with PIA. He used his leadership and charisma to spread the word about PIA and the great asset it is to the insurance industry in Arkansas. He served several years on the PIA Board of Directors, serving a one year term as President and also holding the National Director title. After he sold his agency and began working for Columbia Insurance Group, his steady support of PIA of Arkansas continued.
After Randy’s untimely death in 2002, PIA decided to honor his memory and service to the association by naming an award and scholarship after him. The award is given annually to a PIA member that goes above and beyond their duties in the insurance industry. The scholarship fund has grown each year and thanks to our company sponsors PIA is able to continue the education and love of bright, young minds that Randy was so enthusiastic about.
The Randy Henry Memorial Scholarship is a $1000 ($500 per semester) scholarship to be awarded to a high school senior.
Requirements are as followed:
- A 3.00 out of 4.00 cumulative grade point average. (3.75 out of 5.00 GPA)
- ACT score of 18 or better.
- Leadership ability shown through extracurricular activities, community service or job experience.
- One parent/guardian or grandparent must be a PIA of Arkansas member or a tenured (minimum 2 years) employee of a PIA agent.
- Must maintain at least a 2.50 cumulative grade point average in college.
- Must stay in school throughout the semester with at least 12 credit hours.
- Must complete the following application and return to PIA office by deadline of July 20, 2020.
- High school seniors must also complete Section I and II.
- Current college students must complete Section I and III.
- Scholarship winner must be able to attend ceremony in Hot Springs on October 22, 2020.
- Submit current photo
Student must qualify for 2nd semester by producing documentation. The scholarship will be sent to the office of the registrar of the college of choice in the recipient’s name. The college or university must be an accredited 2 or 4-year institution of higher learning.