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Insurance and Risk Management Scholarships

Farmers Insurance Annual Scholarship

Responding to the growing need for new talent in the insurance and risk management industry, Davenport University is proud to introduce a new Risk Management and Insurance specialty within its Bachelor of Business Administration in Management program beginning in the fall of 2012. Farmers Insurance, which worked with DU to develop the curriculum, has also made a generous commitment to provide $10,000 for the next three years toward student scholarships in the Insurance Education Specialty.

Students attending full-time and in their junior or senior year may apply for a Farmers Insurance Annual Scholarship through the foundation application. The annual award amount will range from $1,000-$5,000. The scholarship can cover tuition, books and Davenport resident hall charges.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Junior or Senior
  • Full-time enrollment (12 or more credits in both Fall and Winter semesters)
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Declared RMI as a specialty
  • Community service requirement-a minimum of 8 hours per semester or active involvement in at least one community service organization during the semester
  • Required to attend event at Farmers Grand Rapids campus once per semester

Current Farmers employees are not eligible. 


RMI Scholarships


Full-time students; RMI majors or specialties; Usually junior or senior status unless indicated; Usually good grades required, 3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale unless indicated


Amerisure Insurance Companies (awarded in the past to Temple University students; initiate contact with Corporate Recruiter Christa Ryland

Angus Robinson Jr. Memorial Scholarship (several scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000) ; very competitive, usually need a 3.5 GPA to win one.

Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals

Blue Goose International – Michigan Pond (primarily claims adjusters; community service focus)(typically three $500 scholarships from Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids Puddles) – contact Richard Chenard

Central Michigan Adjusters Association (typically three to six at $500 each) – contact Trista Strohaver, Claims Representative, Secura Insurance Companies

Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Foundation (National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices) (several scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000), very competitive, usually need a 3.5 GPA to win one

Detroit Chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (one or two $1,000 scholarships) – contact Tim Comer

Grand Rapids Adjusters Association - contact Nicole Chuchvara

Grand Rapids Insurance Professionals – contact Deb Oldfield

Insurance Institutes CPCU Scholarship program (for CPCU exam expenses)

International Association of Insurance Professionals

Michigan Adjusters Association (typically two at $500 each) – contact Steve Bowne

Michigan Public Risk and Insurance Managers Association (3 to 5 scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000)

Muskegon Adjusters Association (typically one $250 scholarship for a resident in the surrounding counties in west Michigan) – contact Steve Bowne

Saginaw Valley Adjusters Association – contact Chuck McMartin

The CPCU-Loman Education Foundation Internship Financial Aid Program

Society of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Chapters:

  • Detroit CPCU Chapter – contact Charlie Stevens, MMRMA, 734-513-0300
  • Mid-Michigan CPCU Chapter (typically $500 to $1,000; will consider GPAs under 3.0 if active in campus activities, with a good recommendation) – contact Rebecca Mengerick
  • Western Michigan CPCU Chapter (typically $500) Roger Weise, or Vic (criteria includes “someone from western Michigan”)

State Farm Foundation

Westran Insurance Scholarship Foundation (20 to 30 $2,000 scholarships; high school seniors may apply for freshmen year – usually $1,000; limited to Great Lakes States – extra weight given to Michigan students and active Gamma Iota Sigma members; recommendation from industry professional and from an academic; GPA considered, sometimes awarding GPAs as low as 2.6).