IASA Annual Scholarship Program
By Tracey Howells, Admiral Insurance Group, IASA Industry Relations Committee

Over the past year, most of us in the Insurance industry have been faced with the need for bright new talent.  Earlier we began the year with Careers in Insurance Month to raise awareness amongst millennials that a career in insurance can be “stable, rewarding and limitless”.  To that end, IASA is pleased to announce the 2017 Insurance Industry Scholarship Program. 

This Program offers the opportunity to help support talented students working towards a degree in Insurance Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Actuarial Sciences or Risk Management.  Aside from the obvious benefit of helping a student achieve their academic goals, member companies may also benefit through exposure to this talented pool of upcoming young professionals. 

Last year IASA was happy to offer scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $5,000 to high-achieving students.  We want to make this year even more successful and would like your help.  One way that you as a member company can help is to contribute to the scholarship fund.  The other way is to encourage your interns or employees (who may have college bound students) to apply for this scholarship. 

Through this program we are demonstrating our passion for identifying, attracting and retaining young professionals… what better way than through our commitment to financially assist those who want a career in Insurance?  

Applications must be received or postmarked on or before February 28, 2017.   Applications that meet all of the submission requirements will be reviewed by the IASA Scholarship Selection Committee.  Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision on or before June 1, 2017.

For more information about the 2017 IASA Scholarships, please visit the IASA website (www.iasa.org/scholarship).