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. 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 2016-2017 scholarship application period is now closed. Applications for 2017-2018 scholarships will open in January.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your support!
Congratulations to the 2015 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 scholarship will aid me in advancing my studies in mathematics and statistics to obtain an actuarial designation in the future."
2015 Actuarial Diversity Scholarship Recipient
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