Deadline Announced for Missouri Insurance Education Foundation Scholarships

January 29, 2016

Missouri insurance regulators say the application deadline for Missouri Insurance Education Foundation (MIEF) scholarships is March 31.

High school seniors and college students, who are Missouri residents may apply for the scholarships, according to the Missouri Department of Insurance.

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.

In addition, one $2,500 scholarship and five $2,000 scholarships are awarded to college juniors or seniors majoring in insurance or related courses in a Missouri college or university.

One of the scholarships, the Judy Bish Scholarship Award, is named in memory of a longtime employee of the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents.

Additionally, the $2,500 C. Lawrence Leggett Scholarship is awarded to a college junior or senior. Leggett was the longest-serving director of the Department of Insurance and was the last Missouri director to serve as president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (1955) until Director Huff was elected as president of the NAIC last year.

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.

Source: Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP)

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