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For the second year — Church Mutual Insurance Company’s foundation to offer 50 $5,000 scholarships

MERRILL, Wis. — CM CARES, the Church Mutual Insurance Company Foundation, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its second annual Religious Scholarship Program, offering up to $250,000 in scholarships to graduate and doctoral students who are committed to a career in ministry.

The CM CARES Religious Scholarship Program, introduced last year, is open to students across the country. Scholars who wish to apply must be enrolled full-time in an advanced degree program in theology, ministry, or other field of religious study at an accredited theological seminary, college, or university during the 2018-19 academic year. Complete details are available at

“Every scholarship we award assists a hard-working and deserving student who wishes to minister to others and make a difference in the world,” said Rich Poirier, president and CEO of Church Mutual Insurance Company. “Our ongoing investment in religious education highlights the sincerity of our connection to the many faith-based organizations that rely on us as well as the strength of our commitment to our mission, Protecting the Greater Good.”

Students of all faiths are encouraged to apply before the April 14, 2018, deadline. Up to 50 winners will be announced in June 2018. Each winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship that can be used to help pay for tuition, fees, books and other education costs.

“The students who apply for CM CARES scholarships have already committed a great deal of time, effort and energy to their studies, and we want to help them succeed,” Poirier said. “By supporting tomorrow’s religious leaders today, we are ensuring that faith communities benefit from strong and able leadership in the years to come.”

About Church Mutual Insurance Company

Church Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1897, offers specialized insurance for religious organizations of all denominations, as well as schools, camps, denominational offices and senior living facilities. Church Mutual markets most lines of commercial property and liability insurance, including multi-peril, workers’ compensation and commercial auto insurance.

About CM CARES Foundation

Established by Church Mutual Insurance Company in 2016, CM CARES, the Church Mutual Insurance Company Foundation, supports charitable, educational and religious causes that improve the human condition. For more information, contact

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