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:
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.
Congratulations to the Curtis E. Huntington Memorial Scholarship 2015 Recipients!
About Curtis E. Huntington, FSA, MAAA, FCA, MSPA
Curtis E. Huntington, FSA, MAAA, FCA, MSPA (1942-2013) 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.
"Your generosity will help me become one step closer to realizing my goal of becoming an actuary."
2015 Curtis E. Huntington Memorial Scholarship Recipient
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