NAMIC Scholarship opportunity (March 13, 2015 deadline)

Greetings! The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies Merit Society has established a scholarship available to students pursuing a degree in the insurance industry. To help get the word out, would you be willing to post this on a school billboard, newsletter or webpage to inform students of this opportunity? I have included brief information below and have attached the application. This is a great opportunity to help any insurance minded student to receive some dollars to achieve their goal. If you or any student have questions regarding the scholarship, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

The Merit Society Scholarship Program is intended for undergraduate student pursuing a degree related to the insurance industry. This scholarship is only applicable to students who are citizens of the United States of America or Canada and plan to find permanent employment in North America. Two students will be chosen for a one-time, $1,000.00 check to assist in the funding of their studies.

The goals of the scholarship are outlined in the following pages. In order to qualify for the scholarship, students must comply with all phases of the application process.

The essay should be limited to 500 words, and specifically address the questions located on the Scholarship application. We encourage prior recipients to acknowledge receipt of the scholarship in their essay.

Students must submit their application postmarked no later than March 13, 2015 to NAMIC Merit Society, c/o Tonya Suits, 3601 Vincennes Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268. Applications postmarked after this date will not be considered. No incomplete applications will be considered. Applications will be reviewed and award recipient(s) will be notified by mail by May 1, 2015. Announcement of Scholarship Recipients will be made at the annual NAMIC Convention each year.

We are looking for dedicated individuals who are in need of additional funds in order to complete their studies. If you have any questions about the application process, please email the Merit Society Managing Director at tsuits.

Tonya Suits

Merit Society Managing Director

National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

3601 Vincennes Road, Indianapolis IN 46268

317.875.5250 ext. 1017 or 800.336-2642 ext. 1017

2015 MS Scholarship Application2.pdf

NAPSLO Symposium, Chicago

Thanks to those of you who attended our guest speaker meeting yesterday!

For those of you who were not able to attend, we briefly discussed the upcoming NAPSLO (National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Organizations) Symposium in Chicago from March 27-28 (Friday and Saturday). Several of our members attended the conference last year, and it was very informative, as well as being lots of fun! This is also a terrific networking opportunity, as there is a career fair on Friday afternoon. To get an idea of how the symposium works, I’ve attached the 2013 schedule.

For any Gamma members wishing to attend the conference, travel and lodging expenses will be fully reimbursed by our chapter.

For everyone interested in attending this conference, please fill out the attached registration form and turn it in to Dr. Seward, Dr. Garven, or the Finance department by February 20th. I will then collect them and make sure they are submitted on time.

After I have collected registration forms, I will send out detailed instructions regarding booking flights and hotels.

Please feel free to email me with any questions!

Thank you,

Elise Kappelmann

President of Gamma Iota Sigma, Alpha Pi Chapter

Gamma Iota Sigma Meeting

Hello all,

I’d like to invite and encourage you to attend out next guest speaker meeting this Thursday, February 12, at 5:00 in Cashion 307.

Our guests will be Ms. Julie Dietert and Mr. Jim Ziolkowski, both of whom are representatives of Texas Mutual Insurance Company. They will be sharing information about their company, focusing specifically on workers’ compensation.

Please join us! We will also discuss and make some decisions regarding the upcoming NAPSLO conference in Chicago.

I hope to see you all there.

Elise Kappelmann

President of Gamma Iota Sigma, Alpha Pi Chapter

Follow-up on February 3rd Gamma Iota Sigma Meeting

Gamma Iota Sigma members,

For those of you who missed our meeting on Feb 3rd, we went over our plans for the semester and heard a presentation from Esequiel Nathal from DFW RIMS and Kyle Weddle from Lennox International Inc.

Highlights from the meeting:
– This semester we will have meetings every other week (usually)
– Our next meeting is February 12 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm in Cashion 307
(Be on the look out for an email with more details on this)
– The 12th Annual "Extreme Risk Takers" NAPSLO Symposium in Chicago, IL is March 27-28
– During the symposium, you should expect to attend informational presentations, meet with employers at a career fair, and attend a few social events
– Recall that Baylor will reimburse expenses for travel, lodging, and meals
– We will be staying in the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Lakefront
– Please think about whether this is something you would like to participate in as we will be asking who is interested in this at our next meeting
– For now, do not worry about the details of which flight and actually booking a room as we will be covering this in detail in future meetings and will send out detailed instructions on what to do

Your tasks:
– Mark your calendar for our next meeting on Feb 12
– Look at your calendar and begin thinking about whether you would like to attend the 12th Annual "Extreme Risk Takers" NAPSLO Symposium in Chicago, IL on March 27-28
– Multiple people contacted me saying that they have work and can’t attend our 5:00 meetings. ALL members please reply back with a schedule of when you are available so that we can plan meetings when most people can attend (see example).

Example reply:

I am available…
Monday: 6:00 pm and on
Tuesday: 4:00 pm and on
Wednesday: 6:00 pm and on
Thursday: 4:00 pm and on
Friday: 12:00 pm and on

Thank you!

Rachel Shriver
Vice President of Gamma Iota Sigma, Alpha Pi Chapter

PRIMA Invites Students to Apply to its 2015 Student Scholarship Program

2015 Student Scholarships

The Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) invites students to apply to the 2015 Student Scholarship Program.

Each year, PRIMA awards two scholarships to students enrolled in public policy and public administration programs. The scholarship covers conference registration fees, meals, hotel accommodations, and transportation costs to attend PRIMA’s 36th Annual Conference in Houston, Texas. The conference will take place on June 7-10, 2015. It will offer more than 50 sessions related to insurance, risk and loss control, risk management, pooling, schools, human resources, legal and regulatory issues, and enterprise risk management. Students will be able to attend any of these educational sessions in addition to the special events hosted by PRIMA.

The scholarship winners will be paired with mentors who are experienced risk managers and PRIMA members. They will help the students network, gain industry knowledge, and expose them to other learning (and possible job) opportunities before, during, and after the 2015 Annual Conference. The winners will also receive a complimentary one-year student membership to PRIMA.

The deadline to submit the student scholarship applications is Friday, February 20, 2015.

Please take the time to inform your students and colleagues about this great opportunity. To download the application materials or to learn more about this program, click here.

Questions? Please contact:

Dannieka Williams

Program Assistant

Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA)

700 South Washington Street

Suite 218

Alexandria, VA 22314-4291

Main: (703) 528-7701

Direct: (703) 253-1271

Fax: (703) 739-0200


PRIMA StudentScholarshipBrochure Final.pdf

News about the Alpha Pi Chapter at Baylor University


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