National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) Chicago Chapter Scholarship

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
The National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) was founded in 1997 by Jerald L. Tillman, LUTCF, in Cincinnati, Ohio. NAAIA Chicago was awarded its charter on June 12, 2003, and remains one of the largest chapters of the organization to date. Our mission is to increase the number of minorities in the insurance industry at both the corporate and agency levels. We serve as a support group to encourage successful career advancement by promoting the highest educational and ethical standards while networking effectively in and outside of the industry.

In 2006, NAAIA Chicago began our mission to expose young people in our community to the insurance industry by recognizing their positive accomplishments and helping them meet a financial need as they advance their education. Since then, we have awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to deserving students in the Chicagoland area. Through these scholarships, NAAIA Chicago is proud to reach out to the next generation of industry talent. Our theme for 2021 is “Not a Moment, but a Movement”. In supporting the outstanding academic achievements and personal triumphs of these young people, we cement our legacy and invest in future leaders.

Website: NAAIA Chicago Chapter
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Eligibility Requirements:

  • Chicagoland area minority high school senior graduating in Spring 2021
  • Minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA
  • Community involvement
  • All majors will be considered; however, preference will be given to the following majors:
    Risk Management
    Computer Science
    Actuarial Science

Applicants will be judged on the following…

  • GPA
  • ACT
  • Community Involvement
  • Essay

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: No
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$2,000 - $2,500
Supplemental Questions
  1. What are your career objectives / goals?
  2. How would this scholarship help you meet your needs in the 2021-2022 academic year?
  3. Essay (CHOOSE ONE) 1. What careers in the Insurance Industry are valuable to society and why? 2. How has the Insurance Industry impacted you or your loved ones?
  4. 1 of 2 References (TEACHER OR COUNSELOR): Please submit the name and email of a TEACHER OR COUNSELOR WHO YOU HAVE IDENTIFIED to complete a letter of reference on your behalf.
  5. 2 of 2 References (COMMUNITY PERSON): Please submit the name and email of a COMMUNITY PERSON WHO YOU HAVE IDENTIFIED to complete a letter of reference on your behalf.
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