Scholarships & Awards


Apply for the 2019-2020 CAS Trust Scholarship

The Casualty Actuarial Society is accepting applications for its scholarship program for college students pursuing a career in actuarial science. The CAS Trust Scholarship Program, funded by donations to the CAS Trust, will award up to three scholarships to deserving students for the 2019-2020 academic year. One recipient will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Two other » READ MORE


October 2018 Student Central Newsletter

In this issue: Find out how a student landed an internship without having any actuarial exams under her belt, learn the Secrets to a Great Interview, and more! Read the October Newsletter!


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 » READ MORE


CAS Sponsors Successful 47th Annual Gamma Iota Sigma International Conference

The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) joined over 625 of the top insurance, risk management and actuarial science students and advisors from 65 colleges and universities across North America at the Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) 47th Annual International Conference October 4-6, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. As a Sustaining Partner of GIS and a Platinum Conference Sponsor, » READ MORE


Midwest Actuarial Student Conference

Midwest Actuarial Student Conference Fri, Sep 21, 2018, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Sat, Sep 22, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM CDT UWM Student Union 2200 East Kenwood Boulevard Milwaukee, WI 53211 Attention students! The sixth annual Midwest Actuarial Student Conference (MASC) will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, September 21-22. On Friday, » READ MORE


August 2018 Student Central Newsletter

In this issue: Familiarize Yourself with CAS Student Central Programs!, Learn What it Takes to Become a Super Actuary, Find out How Exam Questions are Created and much more! Read the August Newsletter!


Actuarial Review, July-August 2018

The Actuarial Review is a bi-monthly magazine published by the CAS. This July-August issue includes articles on: The Future of the Actuarial Profession is in Good and Capable Hands Connecting Universities with CAS Members through the CAS University Liaison Program Summer’s Here and the Time is Right


Future Fellows – June 2018

The latest issue of Future Fellows – June 2018 is now available. The Future Fellows newsletter is a fantastic resource; it provides students and candidates with the latest news and information relevant to the CAS including: event dates, actuarial exam dates and registration deadlines, and articles on various pertinent topics for the aspiring actuary. The » READ MORE


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Attend CAS Student Program at the Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar in Anaheim, CA!

The Casualty Actuarial Society is offering a Student Program at this year’s Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar (CLRS) in Anaheim, CA on September 6, 2018.  Members of CAS Student Central are invited to participate in this FREE one-day program! Attend the CAS Student Program for the opportunity to: Enhance your knowledge on reserving and the property and casualty » READ MORE


July 2018 Student Central Newsletter

In this issue: Get to Know the Trust Scholarship Winners!, Get the Scoop on What Insurance Leaders Have to Say About Their Industry , Learn About the 2018 CAS University Award Winners and much more! Read the July Newsletter!


CAS Presents Webinar on Excel and R for Actuaries Hosted by ASNA!

Last month the CAS participated in a webinar hosted by Canada’s Actuarial Students’ National Association (ASNA), on the topic of Excel and R for Actuaries. The webinar was presented by CAS members Derek Wong, FCAS, Analytics Senior Consultant at CNA Insurance and Brian Fannin, ACAS, CSPA, CAS Staff Actuary. The presentation provided an overview of each » READ MORE


Get to Know the CAS Trust Scholarship Recipients

The CAS Trust Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the CAS Trust Scholarship: Ann Pogrebitskiy, Kristen Marshall and Adam Lathan. Ann Pogrebitskiy, a junior at The University of Nebraska – Lincoln double majoring in actuarial science and finance and minoring in computer science, mathematics, and statistics, is this year’s recipient of » READ MORE


June 2018 Student Central Newsletter

In this issue: Read CAS President Brian Brown’s Open Letter To Graduating Members, Follow Brian Brown on his college visits, Read the Trust Scholarship Winners Announcement and much more! Read the June Newsletter!


Open Letter to 2018 College Graduates from the CAS President

 Read the full letter here!


Announcing the Winners of the 2018 CAS Trust Scholarship

The CAS is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 CAS Trust Scholarship. Ann Pogrebitskiy, rising junior at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is the recipient of the $10,000 scholarship. Adam Lathan, rising junior at Drake University and Kristen Marshall, rising senior at Illinois State University, are recipients of the $5,000 scholarships. The CAS Trust » READ MORE


On the Road with the CAS President: My Visit to DePaul University

CAS President Brian Brown writes about his visit to DePaul University, highlighting questions and topics that came up during his presentation to the actuarial club. I recently spoke at DePaul University located in the heart of Chicago, and host to the High School Actuarial Day event discussed in a recent LinkedIn update. DePaul is very » READ MORE


On the Road with CAS President: Participating in University of California Santa Barbara’s Actuarial Day

Read about CAS President Brian Brown’s visit to University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) to participate in their annual Actuarial Day event. I had the pleasure to speak at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) Actuarial Day on Friday April 20th. UCSB is one of the 7 schools that has won the CAS University » READ MORE


On the Road with the CAS President: My Visit to the University of Connecticut

After a year filled with visits to universities, CAS President Brian Brown closed out the 2017-2018 academic year with a presentation at the University of Connecticut. Read about his experience presenting and interacting with students and faculty. It was a pleasure to visit and speak to the actuarial students at the University of Connecticut (UCONN) » READ MORE


Actuarial Review, May-June 2018

The May-June issue includes articles on: Driverless Utopia Presidents’ Message: It’s a Great Time to Be an Actuary It’s A Puzzlement: Day Trader And more!


May 2018 Student Central Newsletter

In this issue: Watch the CAS Student Central Webinar recording on Predictive Analytics and Your Actuarial Career! Learn about the First Annual Chicago Actuarial High School Day, and much more! Read the May Newsletter!


Apply for the 2018 MAF Scholarship

OBJECTIVE: The objective of the scholarship is to further students’ interest in the property/casualty actuarial profession and to encourage the pursuit of the CAS designations. AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP: Scholarships are awarded on the basis of individual merit. The MAF Scholarship Program will award up to two scholarships to deserving students for the 2018-2019 academic year. » READ MORE


CAS Sponsors “High School Actuarial Day” in Chicago

More than 300 high schools students and teachers from 14 Chicago-area high schools participated in the first High School Actuarial Day on April 18 at DePaul University. Spearheaded by CAS President Brian Brown, the event was held in partnership with DePaul and supported by the SOA, The Actuarial Foundation, the International Association of Black Actuaries, » READ MORE


CAS Student Central Webinar – Predictive Analytics and Your Actuarial Career – Recording Now Available!

The CAS hosted its spring webinar for Student Central members on Predictive Analytics and Your Actuarial Career. The webinar provides information on how to leverage the data all around us in new ways. It was developed to provide an update on how to get started in predictive analytics using various steps, tools and resources. The » READ MORE


April 2018 Student Central Newsletter

In this issue: Register for the CAS Student Central Webinar: Predictive Analytics and Your Actuarial Career! Read about CAS President Brian Brown’s visit to Ball State University, Get to know the CAS Institute, and much more! Read the April Newsletter!


Get to Know The CAS Institute

CAS Student Central sat down with Amy Brener, director of The CAS Institute (iCAS), to get responses to some of your frequently asked questions about iCAS and the Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA) credential. What is The CAS Institute? The CAS Institute – or iCAS for short – is a subsidiary of the CAS. » READ MORE


Actuarial Review, March – April 2018

This March-April issue includes articles on: New Report Holds Keys to Diversity and Inclusion: Five Barriers Revealed Chefs and Actuaries  It’s a Puzzlement: Public Key Decryption Plus more!


Register for CAS Student Central Webinar: Predictive Analytics and Your Actuarial Career

Registration Now Open! CAS Student Central Webinar: Predictive Analytics and Your Actuarial Career Tuesday, April 17, 2018 3:00p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET The CAS will host a webinar for Student Central members to provide an understanding of Predictive Analytics. Data is all around us, and with predictive analytics, we can leverage this data in new » READ MORE


Future Fellows – March 2018

The latest issue of Future Fellows – March 2018 is now available. Opinion: Cheaters Gonna Cheat CAS Revises Examination Discipline Policy Introducing PSI, Provider of CAS Remote Proctors Filling in the Blanks for Exam 5 TBE Technology-Based Examination Computer Requirements CAS Continues to Expand Use of Integrative Questions on Spring 2018 Exams Read the Future Fellows Newsletter!


CAS President Visits Ball State University

CAS President Brian Brown recently visited Ball State University, which was one of three schools recognized in 2017 as a winner of the CAS University Award. Brown’s visit in late February kicked off with a luncheon with actuarial student leaders and faculty, including Professor John Beekman, who started the actuarial science program at Ball State in » READ MORE


March 2018 Student Central Newsletter

In this issue: Learn about the New Benefit for Members of CAS Student Central: Access to Predictive Modeling Software! Meet our Featured Millennials in our Profile Series. Read about CAS President Brian Brown’s Visit to the University Of Wisconsin- Madison, and much more! Read the March Newsletter!


CAS Participates in The Pipeline, the Insurance Industry’s First Virtual Career Fair, Presented by Gamma Iota Sigma

The Casualty Actuarial Society participated in The Pipeline Virtual Career Fair on February 13, 2018, joining insurance industry employers and organizations in connecting with students pursuing careers in  insurance. The event was organized by Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS), the insurance industry’s premier collegiate talent pipeline, in conjunction with Insurance Careers Month. The Pipeline Virtual Career Fair was offered to students at no » READ MORE


New Benefit for Members of CAS Student Central: Access to Predictive Modeling Software!

We are excited to announce that through a partnership with Gross Consulting, members of CAS Student Central are being granted exclusive access to predictive modeling software called Cognalysis MultiRate™. This software is described by Gross Consulting as “a powerful predictive modeling tool for actuaries, analysts, and others whose jobs depend on understanding predictive relationships in » READ MORE


Actuarial Review, March – April 2018

This March-April issue includes articles on: New Report Holds Keys to Diversity and Inclusion: Five Barriers Revealed Chefs and Actuaries It’s a Puzzlement: Public Key Decryption Plus more!


A.M. Best & Insurance Careers Movement Host Industry Leader Town Hall

To kick off Insurance Careers Month, A.M. Best and the Insurance Careers Movement hosted an Industry Leader Town Hall on February 1, 2018. The town hall covered a series of interviews done by industry leaders from various companies and organizations within the insurance sector. Among those represented were two CAS members, Brian Duperreault, President and » READ MORE


Millennial Profile: Matthew Edson

Matthew Edson studies actuarial science and finance and economics at the University of Connecticut. He is the CFO of the UConn chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma. Matthew will be pursing an internship this summer at Travelers in their Actuarial and Analytics Leadership Development Program (AALDP). Why are you interested in pursuing a career in the » READ MORE


CAS President Brian Brown Visits University of Wisconsin – Madison

CAS President Brian Brown recently visited the University of Wisconsin – Madison, which was one of three schools recognized in 2017 as a winner of the CAS University Award. Brown’s visit on February 5 included meetings with the officers of the school’s actuarial club and the department faculty, as well as a presentation to the actuarial » READ MORE


Millennial Profile: Kristen Marshall

Kristen Marshall studies actuarial science at Illinois State University. She is the vice president of membership for Toastmasters International Club on campus, the finance coordinator for Christian Business, and the current trip leader for the 2018 Honors Program Alternative Spring Break Trip to New Orleans, where she will partner with Junior Achievement to visit low-income » READ MORE


2018 OLA Industry Travel Scholarship

The Organization of Latino Actuaries (OLA) is launching a travel scholarship program! The scholarship sponsors candidates to attend CAS student programs held in conjunction with CAS conferences. The programs offer actuarial students the opportunity to engage with practicing actuaries and learn more about the actuarial profession and the property and casualty insurance industry. At the » READ MORE


Apply for the 2018 CAGNY Scholarship

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 » READ MORE


February 2018 Student Central Newsletter

In this issue: Find a student program near you! Read about How the Actuarial Profession Matches what Millennials Want. Learn about the GIS sponsored Virtual Career Fair coming soon, and much more! Read the February Newsletter!


Millennial Profile: Jake Akstins

Jake Akstins studies actuarial science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is president of the university’s actuarial science club, and was selected as a 2017 CAS Trust Scholarship Winner. Jake has spent the last two summers interning at CNA and will begin working there full time after graduation. Why are you interested in » READ MORE


CAS Supports Third Annual Insurance Careers Month

Arlington, VA – February 1, 2018 – The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) is proud to support the third annual Insurance Careers Month (ICM) initiative, a multi-phased collaborative effort designed to raise awareness of insurance as a compelling career choice. The campaign is focused on spreading the message of insurance as the “Career Trifecta” — stable, » READ MORE


2018 CAS Student Programs – Network with Actuaries and Learn About the P&C Industry

The CAS hosts a one-day student program at each of its five large annual conferences throughout the year,  and members of Student Central are invited to participate at no cost! Registration is open for upcoming 2018 spring events in Chicago, Boston, and New York. Attendees will have an opportunity to: Network with practicing actuaries Learn » READ MORE


IABA Scholarship and Boot Camp Applications are now available!

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, 2018. 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 2017, IABA awarded $93,000 » READ MORE


January 2018 Student Central Newsletter

In this issue: Read Three New Year’s Resolutions for Actuarial Students! Take a look into the University Award Program. Read about the Special TBE Edition of Future Fellows. Learn about the Catastrophe model, and much more! Read the January Newsletter!


Actuarial Review, January – February 2018

This January-February issue includes articles on: Get to Know the Trust Scholarship Winners! Actuaries Versus Artificial Intelligence: What do Actuaries Do? Dream It. Believe It. Achieve It. Plus more!


December 2017 Student Central Newsletter

In this issue: Read the Student Central Webinar: CAS Basic Education Update, Study Tips and Techniques recap! Look into the Gamma Iota Sigma Pipeline. Read about Trust Scholarship recipient, Kate McCoy’s experience. Learn about the launch of the new ARECA scholarship, and more! Read the December Newsletter!


Get Connected With Your CAS Regional Affiliates

Curious to know how you can make the most of your CAS Student Membership? Learn how to get connected with your regional affiliates and stay on top of the latest information! Read More


Student Central Webinar Recap: Landing Your First Actuarial Job

Student Central Webinar Recap: Landing Your First Actuarial Job By Arnulfo Moreno Last week we had our spring Student Central webinar focused on helping you land your first actuarial job or internship. Our panel was composed of a broad spectrum of recruiting experts. Log in and read the complete blog post in the online community. » READ MORE


The Last Month: Tips on Healthy Living While Performing Optimally

Every actuarial student feels the pressure when there is less than a month left until exam day. We sometimes feel that it is the time to give it all, which makes us neglect our physical and mental health, thinking “I will catch up on it after the exam.” However, we should not consider studying and » READ MORE


Verifying Your CAS Profile, Preliminary Exam and VEE Credits

Verifying Your CAS Profile, Preliminary Exam and VEE Credits By Lucia Batista, ACAS Wondering whether you have a CAS profile? Well, CAS Student Central Members, congratulations, you are a step ahead, as you already created a member profile with the CAS when you joined Student Central! However, we know that having a member profile doesn’t » READ MORE


Developing Oneself as a Holistic Actuary

Developing Oneself as a Holistic Actuary By Jacob Akstins As an actuarial student, it may seem that the path to success (employment, credentials, and more) is solely based on academic achievement. Students are often under the assumption that if they pass X exams and have Y GPA, they will be able to score a coveted » READ MORE


Justin Young Joins Candidate Liaison Committee, Plans to Communicate Candidate Frustrations

For our final profile of new CLC members, today we introduce you to Justin Young, with interests ranging from mathematical art to sports and trivia. Justin hopes to be a voice for the candidate experience. Read More


John Klodnicki Joins CLC, Looking to Bring a Fresh Perspective as a Recent College Student

Being a recent graduate from University of Delaware, John is looking forward to provide a fresh perspective to the CAS from a college student’s point of view, and bring along new ideas for the Future Fellows newsletter to communicate important changes to candidates. Read More


Celeste Bremen Joins Candidate Liaison Committee, Hopes to Bring Global Perspective

We have the privilege of introducing Celeste Bremen to you as one of the incoming Candidate Representatives. Celeste is an actuarial analyst at Zurich North America, and she has been appointed to a two-year term on the committee. Read More