The Humana Foundation Announces Scholarships

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Humana Foundation, the 40-year-old philanthropic arm of Humana Inc., announced 75 winners of college scholarships awarded through the Humana Foundation Scholarship Program. The 2022-2023 scholarship program offers up to $3,000 for each scholarship to help fund the college education of children of Humana employees. Annual scholarships are renewable for three years or until completion of the undergraduate degree, with a possible total scholarship of $12,000.

This year’s winners, chosen from a list of 488 nominees nationwide, were selected based on their academic achievement, leadership and personality. Applicants may be high school seniors, high school graduates, or students planning to pursue full-time college studies in the fall of the year following the award of the scholarship. This year, 175 students had their scholarship renewed for the 2022- academic year.

Louisville-area students received 24 of 75 scholarships awarded across the United States. The local winners and the colleges/universities they will be attending this fall are:

  • Hayley Benson, University of Louisville
  • Hilton Benson, University of Louisville
  • Cecelia (Coco) Charlton, University of Cincinnati
  • Emma Dodson, Brigham Young University
  • Gabriel Eastridge, University of Indianapolis
  • Connor Fink, University of Louisville
  • Alexandria Gramig, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Ava Herm, University of Louisville
  • Kayla Higgins, University of Kentucky
  • Jaiden Jennings, Xavier University
  • Shreeya Julakanti, University of Cincinnati
  • Prateek Kanmadikar, Brandeis University
  • Peyton Kochert, Purdue University
  • LaNasia Mason, University of Kentucky
  • Terrence McDaniels, University of Campbellsville
  • Kara Moran, University of Alabama
  • Aliya O’Neal, Norfolk State University
  • To’nyia Richardson, Howard University
  • Montrice Ryland, Kentucky State University
  • Annie Spicer, Grace College
  • Ikshitha Tippi, University of Cincinnati
  • Lindsey Vest, University of Kentucky
  • Sean Wetzel, University of Louisville
  • Heaven Williams, University of Cincinnati

Since 2001, the Humana Foundation has awarded more than $13 million to help 1,591 children of Humana employees pursue higher education. Doris Benson, a senior professional in Humana’s process and service organization, is the mother of two scholarship recipients – Haley and Hilton Benson.

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