King County insurance group awards scholarship


September 14, 2011
CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425) 352-3395,

BOTHELL, Wash. – UW Bothell student, Noreen Refai, has been awarded the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of King County Scholarship for 2011-12. The insurance association has been awarding scholarships to deserving students since 2001.

“I am thrilled to be named as the recipient of this prestigious scholarship,” says Refai. “The previous honorees have all turned out to be very successful students. So the scholarship is both a distinction and a key factor in my ability to stay in college.” 

Refai is a junior majoring in business. She is on track to graduate in 2013. In her freshman year, Refai and a fellow student placed first in state in a collegiate international marketing competition.

According to Lynette Grandy, the association’s president, “Our group has used this longstanding scholarship program to provide financial support for college students who show an interest in the insurance industry. We also provide a funded internship program to teach students firsthand what the independent insurance agent does from ‘A to Z.’ The Board of Directors congratulates recipient Noreen Refai and extends its best wishes as she continues her studies at UW Bothell.”

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning.For more information, visit

About the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of King County (IIABKC): The IIABKC is a local trade group whose mission is to promote professionalism, education and fellowship, community involvement and promotion of goodwill for the insurance industry in King County. The IIABKC also helps independent agents stay abreast of industry developments through regularly scheduled seminars that provide CE credits to meet licensing requirements. For more information, visit