The UCF College of Business is proud to announce State Farm has renewed its funding of scholarships for students in the national championship-winning Professional Selling Program (PSP) who compete in the program’s sales competitions.

“The faculty at UCF’s College of Business never ceases to amaze us,” State Farm Agent Justin Bauknight says. “They understand our passion and work tirelessly to give us the opportunity to inspire the next generation with our mission. We believe the best way to realize your dreams is to first help others realize their own, and UCF has provided an incredible outlet to share this message.”

State Farm has been a continual sponsor of the program, entering their sixth year providing scholarships to the competition’s winners.

The PSP is a nationally-recognized program that aims to prepare its students to become future sales leaders in all selling arenas. The program has won nine national championships in its history, including most recently in the spring.

“Scholarships provide an essential source of education funding for many of our students,” says Bill Steiger, associate lecturer of marketing, and instructor and coordinator for the PSP. “The partnership with State Farm is both educational and an important financial benefit.”

Last month, State Farm granted scholarships to five PSP students who were selected from the cohort of 53 students. They were asked to determine what State Farm products would best meet a hypothetical client’s needs. Students recorded their pitch recommending how they would educate their client on how State Farm could best fit their needs.

State Farm Scholarship Awardees

$1,500 Scholarship
  • Gabriel Shore, integrated business senior
  • Hunter Montgomery, marketing senior
  • Madeleine Hanewich, marketing senior
  • Max Calnan, finance senior
  • Veronica Batini, integrated business senior

Additionally, marketing senior Bryan Bacallao earned a $2,000 scholarship.