Humana Foundation Announces 75 Scholarship Award Winners

Originally published at Humana ranked No. 9 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2022.


The Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc. for the past 40 years, announced 75 winners of college scholarships awarded through The Humana Foundation Scholarship Program. The 2022-2023 scholarship program provides up to $3,000 for each scholarship to help finance the college education of children of Humana employees. Annual awards are renewable for three years or until the undergraduate degree is obtained, with a possible total award of $12,000.

This year’s award winners, chosen from a list of 488 applicants nationwide, were selected based on their academic achievement, leadership and character. Applicants can be high school seniors, high school graduates or college students who are planning to pursue an academic degree full-time, the fall of the year following the award of the scholarship. This year, 175 students had their scholarships renewed for the 2022- academic year.

“We’re proud to give back and uplift our employees and their families,” said Bruce Broussard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Humana and chairman of The Humana Foundation. “The scholarship winners are an inspiration and a great reflection of their families and I look forward to their professional success and the ways they will impact the lives of others.”

Louisville-area students received 24 of the 75 scholarships awarded across the U.S. The local winners and the colleges/universities they will attend 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, Campbellsville University
  • 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

“The Humana Foundation is honored to recognize the dedication of Humana associates while investing in the future of their children,” said Humana Foundation CEO, Tiffany Benjamin. “Our communities will prosper through the current and future accomplishments of the scholarship winners.”

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

“I am grateful to be awarded the Humana Foundation Scholarship as it will support the pursuit of my bachelor’s degree,” said Hilton Benson, a rising junior at the JB Speed Engineering School at the University of Louisville. “I will continue striving towards excelling in academics and demonstrating leadership.”

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