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ACORD2015 Scholarships Are Now Open!

 

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The ACORD Young Professional and Student Scholarships continue to grow, and this year will be no exception. ACORD has worked hard to attract younger people to the insurance industry, and these scholarships help accomplish that goal.

There is a strong need to lure Generation X and Millennials since Baby Boomers are retiring. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, "employment in insurance carriers and related activities is expected to grow by 9 percent, adding 194,800 new jobs by 2020." But with Boomers retiring, there may not be enough people to fill those positions. So apply today!

All Scholars receive:
  • Complimentary event registration to ACORD2015 (including all event-based receptions, breakfasts and lunches)
  • Hotel accommodations for two nights
  • Transportation stipend.
Scholarship value is $3000. ACORD thanks all of our generous sponsors for their contribution to the ACORD scholars program.

Young Professional Scholars
Whether you are a developer, business analyst, technologist, underwriter, architect, broker, marketer, agent or one of a hundred other industry professionals, ACORD2015 has something to offer! This annual conference will focus not only on ACORD standards and industry trends, but also offer you professional development and provide ample networking opportunities with other Young Professionals and seasoned industry professionals.

"ACORD is committed to helping develop the next generation of insurance professionals in all types of roles, from agents to future CIOs" says Malou August, ACORD Director of Event Programs.

To qualify for the ACORD Young Professionals' Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a current industry professional under 40 or with less than 5 years industry experience
  • Be a contributing member of the ACORD Young Professionals' Community on www.acord.org (Registration is free and fast)
  • Be a first-time attendee to an ACORD event
  • Fill out the application!
ACORD Student Scholarship
The industry will need to fill 400,000 jobs in the next five years. That's reality. ACORD is aware of the challenges facing our industry and we are committed to exposing students to all our industry has to offer.

ACORD2015 will give students a front row seat to all things insurance-related.

Our newly expanded Student Scholar program brought nearly 20 students from across the country to last year's program and added a fresh new dynamic to the event. The success of that program allowed us to expand the student scholar program this year to new RMI colleges as well as associated majors like Programing, Data Science and Business Development!

The student scholar application is now open at www.acord.org/students. If you know of a student who would be a good candidate, please pass along that link so they can be considered for this year's application cycle.