January 28, 2019

Scholarship available for Missouri students pursuing insurance industry careers

Deadline to apply is March 31

Jefferson City, Mo– The Missouri Department of Insurance reminds high school seniors and college students, who are Missouri residents, to apply for Missouri Insurance Education Foundation (MIEF) scholarships. The deadline is March 31, 2019. 

"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 are 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. 
  • Five, $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to qualified college juniors or seniors for the Missouri Insurance Education Foundation Scholarship. Selection will be made by the Missouri Insurance Education Foundation Scholarship Committee.
  • One, $2,500 scholarship, names 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 awarded to a high school student from the Father Tolton Catholic High School in Columbia, MO.

Additional instructions and applications for the scholarships are available on MIEF's website. MIEF was formed as a non-profit corporation in March 1991, to promote public insurance education. MIEF provides its services based solely upon contributions and proceeds of special events. The foundation is guided by an all-volunteer board of directors, which includes representatives from the insurance, legal, academic fields and from the general public.

About the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration

The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP) is responsible for consumer protection through the regulation of financial industries and professionals. The department's seven divisions work to enforce state regulations both efficiently and effectively while encouraging a competitive environment for industries and professions to ensure consumers have access to quality products.

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