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Curtis E. Huntington Memorial Scholarship

 

The Curtis E. Huntington Memorial Scholarship (formerly The John Culver Wooddy Scholarship) was established to recognize the remarkably positive impact Huntington had on his students and on the actuarial profession.

Each applicant must fulfill all the requirements listed below:

  1. Full-time college senior (seniors are undergraduate students who will receive their degree in December 2014, spring/summer 2015 and no later than August 31, 2015)
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale)
  3. Nominated by a professor at your school (only one nomination per school is accepted)
  4. Successfully completed at least one actuarial exam

Award level:

$2,000

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.

Dates to remember:

Application due date: 6/19/15

Scholarship notification date: 8/21/15


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Meet the Curtis E. Huntington Memorial Scholarship 2014 Recipients

 

Lynnea Bush University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Viet Do Cornell College
Sarah Jones Missouri University of Science and Technology
Kang Hyeon (Michael) Kim Washington University
Tin Chak Mak The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Anna Pan University of Hartford
Zachary Pollock The Ohio State University
Winnie Sloan Louisiana State University
Kathleen Snajder University of Connecticut
Eric Stoltz The Pennsylvania State University
Mengxia Wang Cornell University

 

About Curtis E. Huntington, FSA, MAAA, FCA, MSPA

Curtis E. Huntington, FSA, MAAA, FCA, MSPA, was known for his inspiring enthusiasm for the actuarial profession and for his incredible dedication to his students. He served The Actuarial Foundation as a Trustee and as Chair of the Actuarial Research Committee, which managed the Individual Grants Competition and The John Culver Wooddy Scholarship program. After retiring from New England Mutual Life Insurance Company as Vice President and Corporate Actuary in 1993, Huntington returned to his alma mater, the University of Michigan, where he worked tirelessly to help students receive the financial assistance they needed. The Curtis E. Huntington Memorial Scholarship was established to recognize the remarkably positive impact Huntington had on his students and on the actuarial profession. Given Huntington’s 30 years of service to his students, it is only fitting that the John Culver Wooddy Scholarship continues in his name.

The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the Casualty Actuarial Society, the Conference of Consulting Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries for coming together in generous support of this fund.  If you wish to donate, please click here.

Click here to see John Culver Wooddy Scholarship recipients from 1996 through 2013.

About the John Culver Wooddy Scholarship

2013 was the final year for the John Culver Wooddy Scholarship. Since its inception in 1996, the John Culver Wooddy Scholarship established itself as a distinguished scholarship well-known for targeting top candidates in the actuarial field. Affectionately known by many as “the Wooddy Scholarship”, it was awarded annually to college juniors and seniors who successfully completed at least one actuarial examination, ranked in the top quartile of their class and were nominated by a professor at their school. Each year, selected students received $2,000 scholarships. Established by the estate of the generous and forward-thinking actuary, John Culver Wooddy, the John Culver Wooddy Scholarship awarded 138 scholarships totaling close to one quarter of one million dollars. To date, 57 of those 138 recipients have gone on to receive an actuarial designation. During its funding years, the John Culver Wooddy Estate ensured a legacy of actuarial excellence with the lives that have been touched by this scholarship.

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.








"It is an honor to receive this scholarship and the acknowledgement from the Foundation. I appreciate what the Foundation is doing to help young students like me follow their passions."

- Viet Do, 2014 Curtis E. Huntington Memorial Scholarship Recipient


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