New scholarship looks to the convergence of insurance and technology
The Spencer Educational Foundation announced that one of its alumna, Elizabeth Lisle, has made a donation to create a named scholarship. The new scholarship will be given in Mrs. Lisle's name to a student who is studying risk management and insurance as well as technology. This is the first scholarship funded by a past recipient.
"This scholarship will recognize those students who see how insurance and technology/MIS are converging," said Mrs. Lisle, a three-time Spencer scholarship recipient. "It is a joy to be able to return a small measure of all that Spencer has done for me since my very first interview in 1995. The encouragement and support of Spencer and RIMS leadership over the last two decades have been an incredible gift."
"We are delighted that Elizabeth is funding this scholarship and paying it forward," said Ron Davis, Chairman of the Spencer Educational Foundation and EVP, Head of Customer Management for Zurich. "Technology is playing an increasingly important role in the industry and this scholarship will recognize up-and-coming talent that will help drive future innovation."
Mrs. Lisle received Spencer's scholarships in 1995, 1996 and 1997 while studying at Georgia State University. She is the Principal of Silvient, Inc., a risk technology consulting company. She is a member of the Foundation's Alumni Committee and has previously served on the Scholarship Committee.
The first Elizabeth Meldrum Lisle Spencer Scholarship will be awarded in 2019. Students receiving this scholarship will need to meet the academic criteria set by the Foundation's Scholarship Committee. In addition, they need to be pursuing a major, minor, or certificate in MIS, technology, computer science or similar discipline.