2016 Scholarships & Grants

There are many actuarial scholarship and grants with deadlines approaching in 2016. Opportunities below include those for undergraduate, graduate, PhD, career changers, and actuarial exam takers. 

2016 – 2017 CAS Trust Scholarship

Applications Due: March 1, 2016

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently attending a U.S. or Canadian college or university as a full-time student and continuing as a full time student at a U.S. or Canadian college or university in the 2016-2017 academic year
  • Applicants must have sat for at least one actuarial exam by March of 2016
  • Applicants should demonstrate high scholastic achievement and strong interest in the casualty actuarial profession, mathematical aptitude, and communication skills.

CAGNY Scholarship

Applications Due: April 22, 2016

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Any U.S. or Canadian citizen or holder of a permanent resident visa who is currently a full-time student at a U.S. or Canadian college or university, and will attend a U.S. or Canadian college or university as a full-time student for the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Applicant must have demonstrated high scholastic achievement and strong interest in pursuing an actuarial career in the property/casualty insurance industry.
  • Preference will be given to applicants native to the Greater New York area or attending universities in the Greater New York area.

Amount of Scholarship: Scholarships are awarded on the basis of individual merit. In the last several years awards have typically ranged from $1,000 to $4,000.

International Association of Black Actuaries Scholarship

Applications Due: May 1, 2016

Eligibility

  • The scholarship program is available to students of African descent originating from the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and African nations.
  • A citizen or permanent resident of the United States; or a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, a citizen of any Caribbean or African nation on a United States or Canadian student visa;
  • Admitted to a college or university in the United States or Canada offering either a program in actuarial science or courses that will serve to prepare the student for an actuarial career;
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Be a paid IABA Member (high school membership is $5, college membership is $15).

Amount of Scholarship: The amount of the award typically ranges from $500 – $4,000/year.

The Actuarial Foundation Scholarships – 2016 Scholarship Applications Now Open!

Society of Actuaries/Casualty Actuarial Society Diversity Exam Reimbursement Program – Available to the following groups that are under-represented in the actuarial profession: African American, Hispanics, and Native North Americans. An applicant must be either a U.S. citizen or have a permanent resident visa. This reimbursement program is not designed for individuals employed full-time in an actuarial position.

Ezra Penland Actuarial Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2016

Eligibility Requirements: 

SOA Academic Exam Fee Reimbursement Program – The Academic Exam Fee Reimbursement Program was established as a means to reduce the economic barrier for university and college faculty members and graduate Ph.D. students who may lack monetary support.

SOA Hickman Scholar Program for Doctoral Students

SOA Educational Institution Grant – Provides financial support for the promotion and development of educational and research programs in actuarial science.

SOA Waiver of Meeting Fees Information – for full-time academic SOA members, Full-time faculty (CAE), SOA Hickman Scholar, or Credentialed Ph.D. candidates

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