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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.

Please note: The deadline to apply for The Acturarial Diversity Scholarship is 5/1/2017.

Each applicant must fulfill all the requirements listed below:

  1. Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession
  2. Must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups: Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, Pacific Islander
  3. Will be a full-time undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited educational institution
  4. Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), emphasis on math or actuarial courses       
  5. Entering college freshmen must have a minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 600

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.

Award levels:

$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. All scholarship awards are made payable to the U.S. accredited educational institution. 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.

The 2017-2018 scholarship application period is now open. Click here to apply for a scholarship.


Become an Actuarial Diversity Scholarship Mentor

All Actuarial Diversity Scholarship applicants are given the option to request a mentor. Interested in providing guidance to a future actuary? Please fill out this form and send to Debbie McCormac, Thanks for your support!


Congratulations to the 2016 Actuarial Diversity Scholarship Recipients!


Paulus Ackah Georgia State University
Felix Ackon University of Delaware
Phillip Alpern University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Albert Appouh Rutgers University
David Ariyibi Williams College
Joseph Bernal University of California-Los Angeles
Rodrigo Benavides University of Notre Dame
Juan Borrero University of Notre Dame
Akin Bruce Rice University
Anthony Castillo University of California-Santa Barbara
Elizabeth Castillo Florida State University
Chris Cerpa University of Connecticut
John Correa Cornell University
Karina Cuadro Temple University
Rodrigue Djikeuchi Morgan State University
Sika Dzidzonu Morgan State University
Juanita Fatola Baruch College
Myranda Flores University of California-Santa Barbara
Carlos Flores University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Tsegazeab Gebreyohannes University of North Texas
Terron Graham Pennsylvania State University
Bryce Hibbler Purdue University
Jasmine Jones Howard University
Angella Kirabo University of Hartford
Saraka Kouame Georgia State University
Stephanie Lee University of California-Santa Barbara
Andrew Stouffer-Lerch Illinois State University
Jayde Lim Ah Tock Temple University
Gabrielle Moss Johns Hopkins University
Evelyn Mutagaywa Drake University
Ryan Muzulu Drake University
Alicia Nguyen University of Wisconsin-Madison
Trent Stastny-Perez University of Iowa
Joel Pettus Butler University
Anthony Pullano Drake University
Aaron Puntriano Illinois State University
Erick Quintanilla University of Texas-Dallas
Marc Rivera University of Connecticut
Keric Rolle University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ray Rosario University of Puerto-Rico-Rio Piedras Campus
Allison Smith Truman State University
Nikaya Smith University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Turayo Tijani Morgan State University
Nyambe Tuchscherer University of Notre Dame
Devin Weeks Butler University
Lindsey Whiting University of North Texas
Jevaughn Williams St. John's University
Omari Williams University of Central Florida

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, the scholarship was transferred to The Actuarial Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting students on their path to becoming an actuary as well as ensuring diverse and highly qualified actuarial candidates.

For additional information, contact The Actuarial Foundation at:

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.

"Your generosity is appreciated and it shows me that I have a great community supporting me through my journey."

-Felix Ackon, 2016 Actuarial Diversity Scholarship Recipient

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