TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– The Indiana State Scott College of Business continued a longstanding partnership on Wednesday as they celebrated a $15,000 donation.

State Farm has worked to provide internships, scholarships and other programming for ISU students for years, and continued that tradition with a check presentation. The Dean of the Scott College of Business, Terry Daugherty, said he’s excited to see how this continues to benefit students. 

“We’re at our best when we can combine and integrate our academics with our industry connections and the support of State Farm enables that in so many different ways,” he said. “We’re very grateful and appreciative of all that they do, they are a consistently outstanding company and consistently investing in us and helping our students succeed.”

One student who has been a part of the program for years is Jillian Turner, a junior insurance and risk management major. She worked with State Farm over the summer of 2022, and said it was instrumental in her professional growth. 

“I got to learn so much about insurance I didn’t really know. In class, we learn the textbook definitions of things but in these internships we actually get to see real-life use of these terms and these policies, how they’re written and who they’re given to, so it was a really cool opportunity to see things used in real life,” she said. 

Turner is a part of the Gongaware Scholarship program, and said interested students can apply by Dec. 1st.