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Risk Management and Insurance Scholarships

In an effort to inspire college and university students to study and pursue careers in risk management and insurance, The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation oversees multiple scholarship opportunities throughout the year.

By offering scholarship opportunities, selected students are not only encouraged to take risk management and insurance courses, but they can also receive the financial support they need to complete their degrees.

Application Requirements:

  • A graduate or an undergraduate student
  • Good academic standing
  • A major in insurance, risk management or actuarial science or an interest in pursuing a career in an insurance-related field
  • A completed scholarship application form
  • A copy of current transcript information
  • A 350-500 word essay illustrating how you were inspired to pursue a career in the insurance industry and your career objectives following graduation
  • A letter of recommendation

Some scholarships have additional eligibility requirements.

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Please note that, by submitting your application, you will be considered for all available scholarships.

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Scholarship Opportunities:

Westfield Insurance and Westfield Agents Association (WAA) Scholarships

Application Deadline: Received by November 1

Seven $6,000 scholarships are awarded once a year to insurance or risk management majors attending a college or university anywhere in the United States. Preference will be given to applicants attending a college or university and/or with permanent residence within the Westfield operating territory.

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James R. Clay Scholarship

Application Deadline: Received by November 1

One $5,000 scholarships is awarded once a year to insurance or risk management majors attending a college or university anywhere in the United States.

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The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline:
Spring: Received by March 1
Fall: Received by November 1

The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation Scholarships award fourteen $2,000 scholarships to full-time students who are attending a college or university anywhere in the United States.

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The Buckeye Insurance Group James A. Stahl Scholarship

Application Deadline: Received by March 1

One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to an insurance or risk management major attending a college or university in Ohio. Preference will be given to applicants with permanent residence in Ohio.

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The Motorists Insurance Group Cameron E. Williams Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: Received by March 1

This $2,000 scholarship is awarded in April at the annual meeting of the Motorists Insurance Group.

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The Francis A. Herzog Scholarship

Application Deadline: Received by March 1

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a recipient who attends an Ohio college or university or is an Ohio resident attending a college or university anywhere in the United States.
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The Central Ohio RIMS Chapter Scholarship

Application Deadline: Received by November 1

The Central Ohio RIMS Chapter offers a $2,500 scholarship to any Ohio resident studying insurance, risk management or an insurance-related field with the intent of entering an insurance-related field after graduation.

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The Grand Lake CPCU Society Chapter Scholarship

Application Deadline: Received by November 1

The Grand Lake CPCU Society Chapter awards a $1,000 scholarship annually to a student. Either the recipient or his or her parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must reside in one of the following Ohio counties: Allen, Auglaize, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam or Van Wert.

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Central Ohio Insurance Education Day Scholarships

Application Deadlines:
Spring: Received by March 1
Fall: Received by November 1

The Central Ohio Insurance Education Day Advisory Council awards one $2,000 scholarship to an Ohio resident attending a college or university (preferably in Ohio).

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Elizabeth A. Kocur Memorial Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline:
Spring: Received by March 1
Fall: Received by November 1

Scholarships of up to $1,000 are awarded twice a year to students who are pursuing a career in insurance or who have completed a course from The Institutes.

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Scholarships for Students Attending Ohio State University

Application Deadline:
Spring: Received by March 1
Fall: Received by November 1

Currently, seven scholarship programs are available to students attending Ohio State University. Each scholarship program has its own requirements, with an overall focus on business or actuarial science students.

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Norm Ziegler Trailblazer Scholarship

Application Deadline:
Spring: Received by March 1
Fall: Received by November 1

Two $2,000.00 scholarships are awarded to an insurance, risk Management, actuarial science or related studies major attending any college in the United States. Preference will be given to a member of IAIP or are related to a family member belonging to IAIP.

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