June 9, 2019

PIANJ announces third annual John Laux Memorial Scholarship winner

Trenton, N.J.—The Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey has announced that Charles Caruso, son of Charles Caruso Sr., executive vice president of Herbert L. Jamison & Co. LLC in Cranford, N.J., has been named the third annual PIANJ John Laux Memorial Scholarship winner. The $5,000 award is bestowed to the child or grandchild of a PIANJ member agency owner or employee, who has been chosen for his or her essay describing the importance of insurance.

Caruso, who resides in Beachwood, N.J., will be entering his senior year at the University of Tampa in the fall. “PIANJ is pleased to present this scholarship to a member of our association family,” said PIANJ Lloyd ‘Rip’ Bush, CPIA. “John Laux was a beloved insurance professional and New Jersey Young Insurance Professional. We are thrilled to continue to honor his legacy in this manner.”

Funds for the scholarship are provided by The Fore John Charitable Foundation, which has raised more than $235,000 for scholarships and local charities in John Laux’s name since 1995. John’s decade-long work in the industry was tragically cut short after a brief and hard-fought battle with cancer. He has been recognized posthumously by PIANJ for his impact on the industry and remains fondly remembered as one of the strongest supporters of NJYIP.


PIANJ is a trade association representing professional, independent insurance agencies, brokerages and their employees throughout New Jersey.