Craig Menzl Scholarship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FFVA Mutual Establishes the Kids’ Chance of Florida FFVA Mutual | Craig Menzl Scholarship

Maitland, FL – FFVA Mutual, a leading workers’ compensation insurance carrier, today announced it is partnering with Kids’ Chance of Florida to establish the FFVA Mutual | Craig Menzl Scholarship. This named scholarship will be offered through the Florida state chapter of Kids’ Chance of America, a non-profit whose mission is to provide college scholarships to children of seriously or fatally injured workers.

“We’ve established this scholarship to honor FFVA Mutual’s past president, Craig Menzl. During his 20 year tenure with our company, Craig’s efforts and contributions contributed to  FFVA Mutual’s growth from a single-state, single industry insurer to a financially-strong and regional workers’ comp carrier licensed in ten states,” said FFVA Mutual president and CEO Alan Hair. “This scholarship also recognizes our Solutionists who are dedicated to keeping employees safe at work and to providing the quality medical care and other benefits necessary to return individuals to work if they are injured on the job.”

“As we continue to grow in the state of Florida, it is wonderful to see the support of the workers’ compensation industry continue to expand,” said Stacy Hosman, Vice President of Kids’ Chance of Florida, Inc. “With the strong support of companies like FFVA Mutual, we are making a real difference in the lives of families that are truly in need. We are extremely grateful for their generosity and support.”

The annual scholarship will cover state college tuition for four years for one student whose parent was hurt on the job in Florida.

Update: Melissa Cuervo is the first recipient of the Kids’ Chance of Florida FFVA Mutual | Craig Menzl Scholarship. Melissa graduated from University of Florida in the Spring of 2021 with a degree in Microbiology and Cell Science. She is currently attending medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine with an anticipated graduation date of May 2024. Her future career goal is in pediatrics or anesthesiology.

About FFVA Mutual

FFVA Mutual is a Florida-based regional insurance carrier specializing in workers’ compensation solutions since 1956. Rated A- (Excellent), FSC VIII by A.M. Best, the company insures a variety of industries and writes business in ten states (AL, FL, GA, IN, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN, and VA).

About Kids’ Chance of Florida 

Kids’ Chance of Florida is a state chapter of Kids’ Chance of America, a charitable organization dedicated to making a significant difference in the lives of all children affected by a workplace injury by helping them pursue and achieve their educational goals. Children of these workers can no longer count on the income of the injured or deceased parent. Since its founding in 2015, Kids’ Chance of Florida has awarded 40 scholarship totaling $170,000 and has a current graduation rate of 100%.

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