Shelter Insurance Foundation awarded two local students a $2,000 scholarship each, according to a news release.

Hannah Rose Kordsmeier, a graduate of St. Joseph High School, and Drue Lannon Benafield, a graduate of Conway Christian School, were awarded the scholarship to help pay for college tuition, fees or campus housing this fall at any accredited college or university. The money covers any field of study, according to the release. The money will be paid to the awardees’ schools of choice.

The students were chosen by a committee of local high school officials and community leaders. Winners were selected based on their scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, moral character and participation and leadership in school and community activities.

Shelter agents Fred and John Tate sponsored and partially funded the scholarship.

The Shelter Insurance Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation for charitable and educational purposes. It is sponsored by the Shelter Insurance Companies — offering auto, home, life, farm and business insurance services to customers in 14 states through a network of local insurance agents.