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ChaseIns Scholarship Award

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2023 ChaseIns Award

Chase, Clarke, Stewart & Fontana Insurance Agency has been located in Springfield, Massachusetts for nearly 200 years, providing insurance to local businesses and families. We have established an annual scholarship award to recognize academic achievement and volunteerism throughout our community. We know that good values lead to a strong community.

Ray Beattie, a graduate of Boston College, worked within the insurance industry for most of his career including as a producer with Chase, Clarke, Stewart & Fontana Insurance Agency. Ray spent many years working with his clients providing insurance protection and advice meanwhile developing personal relationships with his clients.

Like the attributes that the scholarship recipients uphold, Ray was also active in the community.

He treated everyone he met like family, putting others ahead of himself and being active in the community. Whether Ray was helping neighbors, coaching sports, or just lending a hand, advice, or a smile to someone in need. Ray took his passions very seriously, but with a side of humor and wit: his family, his profession, education, sports, and his friendships. Regardless of Ray was in the office, in his backyard, raising his children, or even spending extra time after baseball practice to pitch a few more rounds of batting practice, he did everything 100%. No shortcuts, no questions asked, no excuses – nothing in return, other than showing those around him the impact and influence of a job well done. Ray is proof that one man’s determination, kindness, and selflessness can make a difference to those around him. Everyone that met Ray, whether they knew him since his days growing up in Boston or meeting him through his decades of work in Western Mass., will never forget him because of his generosity and infectious smile.

Through the ChaseIns Award, he continues to serve as a reminder, that family, community, and education are pillars to a happy and fulfilling life.

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Welcome 2023 Graduates!!!

We look forward to your entries!!

Scholarship requirements:

  • High school seniors
  • A resident of Western MA
  • GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • The deadline is May 1, 2023

Submit the following to

  • 500 word or less essay as a PDF. Explaining how extracurricular activities and/or volunteering (non-school related) helped you grow.
  • Include on essay:
    • Name
    • Address
    • Phone Number
    • Email address
    • The college you are planning to attend in 2023
    • Major
    • How you heard about the scholarship
  • Letter of Recommendation (from someone other than a blood relative.)
  • Transcripts (copies sufficient)

Only the scholarship recipient selected by the committee will be notified, an announcement will be made, and will be included on our company website.

Thank you and we look forward to receiving your applications.