SALT LAKE CITY, August 3, 2021 – The 31st annual Legacy of Learning Scholarship Luncheon awarded scholarships to further the education of 20 children and spouses of workers who lost their lives in work-related incidents. The Legacy of Learning program helps students realize their educational goals when they might otherwise have been unable.
Dr. Bernard Dime, the first to graduate with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine as a paraplegic from Colorado State University, delivered this year’s keynote address. “I believe in you,” Dr. Dime said. “You are loved and supported by so many people. You are stronger than you think. Know that whatever path you choose or profession you decide to pursue, determination will lead you there. So, take that next step and make that leap of faith.”
Scholarship recipients plan to study at several colleges in a variety of subjects, including fashion design, medicine, dance and theater, computational mathematics, business, and dentistry.
“Our hearts go out to the families who have lost someone they love,” said Ray Pickup, WCF Insurance CEO. “We are passionate about our commitment to these families and are happy to celebrate the program’s 31st year. The Legacy of Learning program supports and enables recipients to turn tragedy into triumph.”
Since its inception in 1990, more than 1,240 scholarships and more than $2.4 million have been awarded to spouses and children of deceased workers insured by WCF Insurance. The Legacy of Learning event recognizes recipients for their continued courage and commitment to achieving academic success.
To view Dr. Dime's full keynote address, click here.