actuarial diversity scholarship
The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students.
Each applicant must fulfill all the requirements listed below:
Actuarial exams will be an important factor in evaluating scholarship qualifications for applicants entering their junior year and beyond. Additionally, exams passed will also be a consideration for previous award recipients applying to renew the scholarship.
$1,000 – high school senior applying for freshman year;
$2,000 – college freshman applying for sophomore year
$3,000 – college sophomore applying for junior year; and
$4,000 – college junior applying for senior year
The award will be divided to cover multiple semesters or other terms comprising the academic year. Recipients attending school for a portion of the upcoming year (e.g., one semester) will receive the corresponding portion of a full year scholarship amount.
Each eligible scholarship applicant, whether or not a scholarship is awarded, may request an actuarial mentor as a personal resource to answer questions about the actuarial field, actuarial exams and to offer assistance in pursuit of a career in the actuarial profession.
Dates to remember:
Application due date: 5/1/2015
Scholarship notification date: 8/3/2015
Meet the 2014 Actuarial Diversity Scholarship Recipients
Click here to see Actuarial Diversity Scholarship recipients from previous years.
History of the Actuarial Diversity Scholarship
The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship was formed in 1977 as a joint effort by the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Society of Actuaries and has opened the door to the actuarial profession for hundreds of minority students. In 2008, this scholarship program was transferred to The Actuarial Foundation to further strengthen, increase and assure the continuation of a diverse, high-quality actuarial candidate pool.
For additional information, contact The Actuarial Foundation at: Scholarships@ActFnd.org.
The Actuarial Foundation reserves the right to change or discontinue any of the noted scholarship programs at any time and without notice. Award recipients are selected at the sole discretion of the selection committee.
"This prestigious award will make a huge impact on my life. Receiving it motivates me to maintain high academic standards and follow my dream."
-Yves Justin Tiendrebeogo
2014 Actuarial Diversity Scholarship Winner
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