Richard and Lorayne Otto Scholarship Fund

To assist the legal dependents of Auto-Owners associates pursue a program of undergraduate education.

“I like to think that we are Auto-Owners Blue Bloods. My father worked for Auto-Owners when I was born in 1928 and he worked there until he died in 1945. Both Lorayne and I were working in the Underwriting File Department in 1951 when we met and were married. Lorayne worked for three years before starting our family, but did work part-time on several occasions after that for the company. I continued working until retiring in 1993 and retiring from the board in 1999. During the many years of association and employment, we have received many blessings from Auto-Owners and have wanted to do something for the company that has given us so much. As a result of our desire to do something for the company, we have created the Richard and Lorayne Otto Scholarship Fund. Eligibility for the scholarship awards will be for the children of the Auto-Owners Group Associates. Again, we would like to express our thanks to Auto-Owners for a wonderful association. Go Blue – Auto-Owners Blue, of course.” — Dick Otto

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

Recipient selection and scholarship amounts will be determined after careful review of each qualifying application by the Dick and Lorayne Otto Scholarship Advisory Committee.

-- Student must be a legal dependent of an employee of Auto-Owners Insurance Group, high school seniors entering their first year of college, enrolled full time at an accredited educational institution.

For information on how to apply, visit this page for instructions on how to apply.