The NAMIC Mutual Insurance Foundation

Scholarship Program

Property/Casualty Insurance Scholarship

The mutual property/casualty insurance industry offers a wide variety of career opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds. Property/casualty insurance is not just for students on the traditional academic path toward degrees in insurance or risk management. There are also many opportunities for students pursuing general business, finance, computer technology, predictive analytics/modeling, and much more.

You can learn more about the program and hear directly from the students who were awarded scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year by watching this video.

Fire Science Scholarship

The NAMIC Mutual Insurance Foundation is proud to expand its scholarship program for the 2022-2023 academic year for college students working toward a degree in fire science. The scholarship funds have been provided through the generosity of the Insurance Committee for Arson Control, an organization that combatted arson as a method of insurance fraud. A bachelor’s degree in the fire sciences provides students with advanced expertise in the specialized fields such as fire prevention, fire suppression, arson and incident investigation, which directly impacts the mutual property/casualty insurance industry fight arson throughout the United States.

Eligible applicants must be undergraduate students who plan to enroll, or are already enrolled, in a full-time undergraduate course of study related to the appropriate field of study (insurance forensics, arson investigation or other related fields) at an accredited two- or four – year college, university or vocational technical school.

Amount Donated to Students

More Than $352,000 Awarded

The NAMIC Mutual Insurance Foundation Scholarship is specifically designed for undergraduate students who plan to pursue a career related to the property/casualty insurance industry. The NAMIC Mutual Insurance Foundation Scholarship is looking for dedicated individuals in need of additional funds to complete their studies and join the thousands of insurance professionals serving property/casualty policyholders.

Awarded More Than $352,000 To Repcipients Since 2012

The Foundation

Scholarship History

In 2012, a group within the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, known as the NAMIC Merit Society, developed a scholarship program to support students seeking an undergraduate degree in the property/casualty insurance and/or risk management field. The Merit Society dates to the 1970s when it was formed to recognize individuals within the property/casualty insurance industry who strive to complete rigorous training programs, professional development, and other opportunities for learning, service, and contributions related to their chosen profession. With its focus on supporting those who attain high levels of education, the creation of a scholarship program for undergraduate students seemed a natural outgrowth of the work of Merit Society members.

An application process was developed, criteria for eligibility was established, and a volunteer group was created to review submissions and recommend qualified students to receive scholarship funds. During its inaugural year, the scholarship program awarded two $500 scholarships. From 2013 through 2019, it awarded more than $100,000 to deserving students.

In 2019, in celebration of NAMIC’s 125th anniversary, the NAMIC Mutual Insurance Foundation expanded its fundraising efforts to raise a substantially higher amount of donations to support and attract current students who will become the future professionals of the mutual property/casualty insurance industry.