The large amount of financial assistance available to Insurance Studies students has been made possible by generous contributions by the insurance industry. The insurance industry in New Mexico encourages young people to pursue a course of study which will prepare them for careers in risk management and insurance.
Contact Dr. Query for details about submission requirements, deadlines, etc.
See previous recipients of insurance scholarships.
Scholarships through the College of Business
Approximately $23,000 is awarded annually to students studying Insurance and Actuarial Science. These funds are made possible by a large number of donors whose common desire is to encourage students to pursue studies that will prepare them for careers in insurance, risk management and actuarial science.
Our insurance scholarship donors include:
Guidelines & Applications
Deadline: Applications are due by March 1 of each year
Scholarships are awarded for the following academic year. Scholarships are awarded based upon GPA, involvement in Gamma Iota Sigma, working in insurance, insurance internships, and enrollment in the Minor in Risk Management and Insurance. While GPA is important, the donors are interested in students’ extracurricular activities and career objectives. There is no minimum GPA. Insurance scholarships are not restricted to business majors.
Students must apply using NMSU’s online ScholarDollar$ application and indicate that they have an interest in a career in insurance.
Scholarships through External Agencies
Scholarship details may change from year-to-year. Please check the contact information provided at the websites listed below for requirements and deadlines. Also, a few of these scholarships may require nomination from an Insurance faculty member. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Tim Query.
International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE) ScholarshipsJune 30—
|Actuarial Foundation||Various||Various scholarships available|
|Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals (AICP) Scholarship Program||Early June||$1,000|
|Benedetti, Anita: Student Involvement Program||Early December||Expense-paid trip to RIMS Conference|
|Casualty Actuarial Society Trust (CAS) Scholarship||Early March||$2,000|
|GEICO Scholarship||Mid to late February||$1,000 each|
|Hedges, Bob: Undergraduate Student Award||Usually mid-May||Expense-paid trip to ARIA Conference|
|Hughes, Derek/NAPSLO Educational Foundation Scholarships||June 1||Amount unknown|
|Insurance Accounting & Systems Association (IASA) Scholarship||March 1||$500-$2,500|
|Insurance Mkt & Mgt Services (IMMS) Scholarship: 213.663.9851||Paid trip to IMMS International Convention|
|Insurance Scholarship Foundation of America (ISFA) Scholarships||
Spring Awards: Deadline May 15
Fall Awards: Deadline @ Oct 1
|$500 to $5,000|
|Principal Financial Group: Principal Scholars Program||November 15||$5,000|
|Public Risk Management Assoc. (PRIMA) Student Scholarship||Usually mid-February||Paid trip to conference|
|Robinson, Angus Jr.: Memorial Scholarship, Jackie Hayes||Usually mid-December||Up to $5,000|
|Self-Insurance Educational Foundation (SEIF) Scholarship||Spring?||$3,500|
|Simpson, DW: Actuarial Science Scholarship||End of April & end of October||$1,000|
|Spencer Educational Foundation, Inc. Scholars||Usually end of January||$5,000|
|SuretyBonds.com Scholarship Program||End of March||$1,500|