The Dale Brunken

Annual Student Loan

RePayment Award


Dale Drunken founded MGIS 50 years ago to support the unique income protection needs of healthcare professionals. By offering an annual $15,000 student loan repayment grant to a deserving healthcare professional, we honor his vision.

Student loan debt creates a significant drag on income for healthcare professionals and often increases their need for disability insurance. We are grateful for the opportunity to play a small role in reducing this growing student loan burden among healthcare professionals.

This year, we’ve decided to increase the value of the award by fifty percent to demonstrate our appreciation for our nation’s dedicated healthcare professionals.

Award History

Last year’s inaugural winner Destiny Wholf is a nurse practitioner at the University of Toledo Medical Center and Promedica Toledo Hospital. Winning the award had a major impact on Destiny’s career and personal life. After winning award last year, she said:

“Receiving the Dale Brunken Award from the MGIS team gives me the opportunity to focus on my career and family. I have recently made the decision to solely focus on working at UTMC with children in the inpatient psychiatric unit instead of the multiple units to help pay my student loans. This also allows me to feel more comfortable with going back to school to further my knowledge in child psychology without the burden of such a large loan weighing me down.”



5/18/2021 Nominations open

9/01/2021 Nominations close

9/15/2021 Award Winner Announced

Award Winner Selection Process

Once you submit your nomination, you will be contacted by your MGIS RVP to discuss the award selection process in more detail. All nominations received are carefully reviewed by our internal committee and the award winner will be selected by MGIS president Jeff Brunken. Nominating brokers will be informed a week in advance if their nominee is the recipient of the award.

Nominate a Healthcare Professional.

Nominations are due on 9/1/2021