Every year during the CAS Annual Conference, the recipients of the CAS Trust Scholarship are recognized in person and presented with an over-sized check by the CAS President. This year was no exception! Ann Pogrebitskiy – awarded $10, 000, and Kristen Marshall – awarded $5,000, traveled to Las Vegas for the event, and are each pictured below with CAS President Brian Brown. Adam Lathan – awarded $5,000, was unable to attend the conference, so we surprised him with his check during a Gamma Iota Sigma meeting on campus, with the help of CAS Student Ambassador Jack Richards.
Ann, this year’s $10,000 award recipient is a junior at The University of Nebraska – Lincoln double majoring in actuarial science and finance and minoring in computer science, mathematics, and statistics. “My experience receiving the Trust Scholarship at the 2018 CAS Annual Meeting was nothing short of amazing. Simply being in the presence of such a wide array of accomplished actuaries and getting the opportunity to connect with and hear stories from them broadened my view on the profession I have chosen and illustrated paths that I didn’t even know existed. Being honored by Brian Brown on the same stage that, less than an hour later, had dozens of new CAS Fellows walking across it inspired me and gave renewed motivation in my exam progress.”
Kristen, recipient of a $5,000 award, is a senior at Illinois State University working towards a major in actuarial science and a minor in risk management & insurance. “I would like to thank the Casualty Actuarial Society as a recipient of the Trust Scholarship for the opportunity to attend the Annual Meeting in Las Vegas last month. I left with even a greater excitement for my future career after meeting many new faces and learning about the challenges facing the actuarial profession.”
Adam, recipient of a $5,000 award, is a student at Drake University majoring in actuarial science, data analytics and information systems. “I would like to say how wonderful it was being recognized on campus. Being unable to attend the annual meeting, it was tremendous having some of Drake’s most outstanding students recognize me at an actuarial event. I am continually enthralled by all the support from the CAS and Drake University over these last several months.”
For more information on how to apply for the 2019 – 2020 CAS Trust Scholarship, please view the announcement.
Applications are open through January 31, 2019. Don’t miss your chance to be one of the next CAS Trust Scholarship recipients!