Missouri offers more than $20,000 in insurance scholarships

Missouri offers more than $20,000 in insurance scholarships | Insurance Business

Missouri offers more than $20,000 in insurance scholarships

The Missouri Insurance Department is offering scholarships to high school and college students who are interested in entering the insurance industry.

High school seniors and college students who are Missouri residents can apply for scholarships from the Missouri Insurance Education Foundation (MIEF). The deadline to apply is March 31.

“The MIEF scholarships are a great opportunity for Missouri students who are interested in an insurance-related profession to get assistance with their education expenses,” said Missouri Insurance Director Chlora Lindley-Myers. “Missouri has a very healthy insurance market and offers students some great career choices.”

Four $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who will be full-time students in accredited Missouri colleges or universities and who plan to enroll in insurance, risk management or actuarial science courses. Four $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to qualified college juniors or seniors. Selections will be made by the Missouri Insurance Education Foundation Scholarship Committee. One $2,500 scholarship, named for C. Lawrence Leggett, will be awarded to a qualified college junior or senior. Leggett was the longest-serving director of the Missouri Department of Insurance.

In addition, the $2,500 C. Donald Ainsworth Scholarship will be awarded to a qualified college student from the St. Louis area, and the $1,500 Gustav James Lehr scholarship will be awarded to a high school student from the Father Tolton Catholic School in Columbia, Mo.