2019 SuretyBonds.com Scholarship Winner Announced

Grace Whitaker - 2019 Scholarship Winner

We are pleased to announce the winner of the seventh annual SuretyBonds.com Small Business Scholarship. Grace Whitaker of Harrisburg, Missouri will receive $3,000 to put towards her further education. We were thrilled by all the wonderful 2019 scholarship applicants and are proud to recognize Whitaker for her contributions and dedication to the small business community.

Whitaker’s experience with small business started 6 years ago when she moved to Harrisburg. Originally from Seattle, Whitaker and her family were touched by the loving, close-knit atmosphere at her local C&S Grocery. With their warm greetings, helpful staff, and family-oriented atmosphere, she found a home away from home in the small brick building.

Whitaker plans to utilize the values of hard work, genuine kindness and generosity she has learned through her employment and personal experiences with C&S at the University of Missouri. She plans to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Romance Languages and Literatures with an emphasis in Spanish. She aspires to become a Spanish Interpreter.

“Winning this scholarship feels like a victory, not just for me, but for my whole community,” Whitaker said. “It’s been an honor to represent Harrisburg and C&S Grocery, and I am so thankful to everyone who took the time to vote.”

We are proud to add Whitaker to our list of SuretyBonds.com Small Business Scholarship recipients.

We look forward to next year’s submissions and encourage anyone impacted by small business to apply next year for the 2020 Small Business Scholarship.

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About the Author

Rhaea Lehman
Rhaea is a 2021 graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor in Communication and German. She is the content coordinator for the SuretyBonds.com marketing department and outreach team.