This year, the Farmers Insurance-Sally Mercer, 5001 Broadway St., Ste. A, Pearland, will celebrate its 45th anniversary in Pearland by giving back to the community it has served since 1978 with a yearlong calendar of events.

In June, applications will open to apply for the Jim Mercer Scholarship, which provides financial assistance for further education at a university, junior college, community college or vocational training school. As part of the 45th anniversary, the agency will give away $4,500 in scholarships and is seeking 45 local businesses to contribute $100 toward the goal. The scholarship is available only to children or grandchildren of customers with a two-year policy history at the agency.

The agency, which has been run by founder Jim Mercer’s daughter-in-law Sally Mercer since 2010, sells a number of different insurances, including home and renters, windstorm, flood, auto, umbrella, RV/ATV, life and small-business insurance.