ARECA Actuarial Scholarship Announced for Undergraduates in Asia

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ARECA is pleased to announce the launch of a new 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 one of several business scenarios that are illustrative of the issues that are analyzed by property / casualty actuaries in their daily work.  The different scenarios that applicants may consider are described in the scholarship information linked below.

Scholarship awards of US $1000, $600, and $400 (cash) will be awarded to three students. In addition, ARECA and CAS plan to publish the winning scenario essays, and to invite the three winning students to participate in an upcoming local ARECA meeting (or other actuarial event) during 2018.

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
ARECA (“Asia Region Casualty Actuaries”) was formed in 2015 as the newest regional affiliate of the Casualty Actuarial Society.  ARECA provides continuing education programs, information and other support to actuarial programs at universities across Asia, networking opportunities for current and future actuaries, and now the ARECA scholarship.  For more information about ARECA, visit the CAS website.

Applications are due by January 31, 2018.

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 Relationship Manager, at mchou@casact.org.