Scholarship Story: Cassidy (Cassie) Woosley, CPCU, CAWC
Where did you attend high school? I attended Scott County High School & Elkhorn Crossing School in Georgetown, KY.
When did you (or do you expect to) graduate from EKU? I graduated from EKU in the spring of 2020.
How did scholarship support from EKU's RMI Program help you make it through college? Did it change your life? If so, in what ways? Scholarship support from EKU’s RMI Program helped me make it through college by relieving the financial stressor associated with higher education. When paired with my part-time job, I was able to pay for all necessary school related expenses, allowing me to graduate debt free. This is a significant feat for a first-generation college graduate. Additionally, the EKU RMI Program provides unparalleled opportunities for students, ranging from the London & Bermuda Study Abroad trips and the WSIA & GIS conferences. I attended a variety that were mostly funded through scholarships. My full-time career, and underwriting internship, were both received from connections made at the conferences. EKU RMI Program, and scholarship support, changed my life.
Where are you working now? What is your job? I work with Accident Fund Insurance Company as a Business Development Consultant (BDC). Accident Fund is a monoline workers compensation carrier. As a BDC, I function as an underwriter with some sales opportunities. My job responsibilities mainly involve renewal and new business underwriting and visiting agency partners.
Did getting a scholarship from EKU's RMI Program make it more likely that you will help others? If so, can you talk more about that?Receiving scholarships from EKU RMI’s Program, and the opportunities that come with it, has encouraged me to help provide the same for the future insurance professionals. I am committed to work toward “paying it back” every year.
Published on February 28, 2023