2021 ARECA Actuarial Scholarship Announced for Undergraduates in Asia

ARECA is pleased to announce the 2020/21 scholarship competition for current undergraduate students in the Asia Pacific region who are interested in pursuing the actuarial profession.

About the Scholarship:

The primary element of the scholarship competition is for the applicant to prepare an essay (approximately five pages) addressing a business scenario that is illustrative of the issues that are analyzed by property / casualty actuaries in their daily work.

Scholarship awards of US $1000 each (cash) will be awarded to three students. In addition, the Scholarship winners will have the opportunity to publish their scenario essays in CAS publications, and to participate in an upcoming local ARECA meeting (or other actuarial event) during 2021.

The funding for these scholarships is sponsored by AXIS, part of the AXIS Capital group of companies, which includes global insurers and reinsurers providing clients and distribution partners with a broad range of specialized risk transfer products and services.

About ARECA

Asia Region Casualty Actuaries (ARECA), based in Asia Pacific, is a Regional Affiliate of the Casualty Actuarial Society (“CAS”). ARECA is one of 18 CAS Regional Affiliates providing high-quality education opportunities to CAS members, candidates, students and other risk professionals across the world. For more information visit the CAS website.

Applications are due by 31 March, 2021.

Interested? Get more information and apply here!

Contact:

If you have questions about the scholarship, ARECA, the Casualty Actuarial Society, or the actuarial profession after reviewing the material available through the above link, please contact Michael Chou, CAS International Relations Manager, at mchou@casact.org.


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ACTEX-ASNA Joint Scholarship

Dear Aspiring Actuaries!

The registration for the ACTEX-ASNA Joint Scholarship is now open!

The ACTEX-ASNA Joint Scholarship is designed to support actuarial students who have contributed to the actuarial student body. The recipient of this scholarship will receive a free study manual and reimbursement for an exam they are expecting to write, provided by ACTEX and ASNA respectively. Depending on the applications received, video or phone interviews may be conducted. The deadline to submit applications is August 31st, 2020, 11:59PM EDT.

Click here to apply.

Regards,

ASNA – ANÉA 2020/2021 Executive Team


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OLA Exam Scholarship

It is common in the actuarial profession to have to retake exams, even after hundreds of hours of study! Failure does not indicate a person’s inability to become an Actuary, especially with a grade of 4 or 5, exams are challenging! If you were close (score of 4 or 5) to passing exams P (Probability) or exam FM (Financial Mathematics), the Organization of Latino Actuaries invites you to apply to the perseverance exam scholarship.

Eligibility: Latino actuarial candidates who sat for exam P or FM after June 1, 2019 who received a grade of 4 or 5 and need financial support. OLA will cover the cost of the failed exam with the condition that the same exam is retaken after the date of this application and within 90 days of this application. Applicants need to be U.S. based. This scholarship is not designed for individuals with full-time jobs in an actuarial position.

Selection Criteria: Applications will be reviewed seeking candidates who show commitment to pursuing the actuarial career and have a plan to improve their scores. Eligible applicants will be asked to answer some questions and submit their exam transcript showing the grade and the date the exam was taken. Preference will be given to applicants who need greater assistance and who will benefit the most.

Deadline: The deadline to apply is 90 days after the failed exam sitting except for students who sat for exams from June 1 through September 30, 2019 who can apply before the end of 2019. Winners will be notified via e-mail.

If you don’t have funds to register for the next sitting, you can register to the subsequent sitting once you have the check.

If you have any questions about this application, please contact us at LatinoActuaries+Exam@gmail.com.

Learn more and apply here!


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CSAF Scholarship

The Central States Actuarial Forum (CSAF) will award a scholarship of $1,000 to up to two college students in the central states for the upcoming academic year.


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2019 IABA Scholarship and Boot Camp Application Deadline March 31

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The International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA) has recently launched its Scholarship and Boot Camp applications!

The application deadline for both programs is March 31, 2019.

IABA Scholarship

The IABA Scholarship Program provides scholarships at the undergraduate and graduate level for black students who are interested in pursuing actuarial careers.

In 2018, IABA awarded $114,000 to 36 students.  The scholarship award (ranging from $3,000 – 5,000) also includes a trip to IABA’s Annual Meeting and a stipend for passing exams during the award period.  Many scholarships also come with an internship or entry-level offer from some of the industry’s leading employers.

Eligibility info: http://www.blackactuaries.org/page/Eligibility

Application info: http://www.blackactuaries.org/page/ScholarshipApplicat

IABA Boot Camp

The IABA Actuarial Boot Camp is the premier program for transitioning black actuarial students to the actuarial industry. The majority of our past attendees report that the Boot Camp was instrumental in confirming their interest in the career and helping them through the interview process. In many cases, they were introduced to their employer through their Boot Camp participation.  Visit the website for more information (https://www.blackactuaries.org/page/2019IABABootCamp)

Eligibility & application info: http://www.blackactuaries.org/general/custom.asp?page=BootCampApplication

If you have any questions, please contact IABA’s Executive Director, Kate Weaver, at iaba@blackactuaries.org.


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Apply for the 2019 CAGNY Scholarship

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Application deadline is April 15, 2019

OBJECTIVE:
The objective of the scholarship is to further students’ interest in the property/casualty actuarial profession and to encourage the pursuit of the Casualty Actuarial Society designations.

ELIGIBILITY:
The CAGNY Scholarship Program is available to any U.S. or Canadian citizen or holder of a permanent resident visa who is currently a full-time student at a U.S. or Canadian college or university, and will attend a U.S. or Canadian college or university as a full-time student for the 2019-2020 academic year. An applicant must have demonstrated high scholastic achievement and strong interest in pursuing an actuarial career in the property/casualty insurance industry.

Preference will be given to applicants native to the Greater New York area or attending universities in the Greater New York area.

PROCEDURE:
An application is considered complete when it includes:

  1. The CAGNY Scholarship application, along with the requested essay.
  2. The recommendation form included with this application, preferably completed by an instructor who knows the applicant well.
  3. A current official transcript.

Completed applications are due by April 15, 2019. Winners will be notified during May 2019 and will be invited to attend the CAGNY spring meeting in May in New York City.

AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP:
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of individual merit. In the last several years awards have typically ranged from $1,000 to $3,000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Halina Smosna
CAGNY Education Chair
Casualty Actuarial Society
4350 N. Fairfax Drive
Suite 250
Arlington, Virginia 22203

Or E-mail: CAGNY@casact.org


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Apply for the 2018-2019 Central States Actuarial Forum (CSAF) Scholarship

The Central States Actuarial Forum (CSAF) will award a scholarship of $1,000 to up to two college students in the central states for the upcoming academic year. The scholarship program’s mission is to encourage students who reside or attend school in the region to become future working members of the Casualty Actuarial Society.

The CSAF Scholarship Program is open to all college students who will be continuing as full-time students for the academic year (or half-year for December graduates) to which the scholarship will apply at a college or university in one of the following states: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, or South Dakota.

The selected candidate will:

  • reside or attend a college or university in one of the Central States,
  • currently attend a U.S. college or university as a full-time student and continue as a full-time student at a U.S. college or university throughout the current academic year,
  • have sat for at least one actuarial exam by the application deadline,
  • be a member of CAS Student Central, and
    (Join here for free: CASstudentcentral.org)
  • demonstrate high scholastic achievement and strong interest in the casualty actuarial profession, mathematical aptitude, and communication skills.

Completed applications are due by October 31st of each year for scholarships awarded for the academic year beginning in the Fall. Winners will be notified by December 15 .

Download CSAF Scholarship Application

If you have questions or need more information, contact:

Mikey Cafarelli
Casualty Actuarial Society
4350 N. Fairfax Dr. Suite 250
Arlington, VA 22203
mcafarelli@casact.org


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