Total value of scholarships awarded for 2018 exceeds $500,000
July 9, 2018 (NEW YORK) – Spencer, the premier foundation supporting risk management and insurance education, awarded scholarships to 12 industry professionals who are seeking master’s degrees part-time. Each recipient was granted up to $10,000; a total of $101,100 was awarded. Combined with its full-time scholarships, the Foundation awarded 82 scholarships this year totaling $501,000. Since its inception, the Foundation has given out more than 1,050 scholarships.
Tim Meacham, Chair of the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee and COO of Lockton Benefits Companies congratulated the recipients, “These individuals are taking an important step to further their education. Their dedication and commitment to advancing themselves also helps advance the industry as a whole. We would also like to thank our donors, for making the education of tomorrow’s industry leaders possible and accessible.”
The 12 outstanding industry professionals receiving the scholarships this year can be found here:
Twane Duckworth received the RIMS Part-time Master’s Scholarship, and Sandra Del Guercio received the New York Chapter Part-time Master’s Scholarship. Both RIMS and the RIMS New York Chapter provided funds to establish scholarships to further the education of risk management professionals.
Spencer Scholars are selected through a rigorous and competitive process. Criteria for evaluation include field of study, career objective, work experience, leadership skills and academic performance.
Applications for the Foundation’s Part-time Master’s Scholarships will be available on the Foundation’s website (www.spencered.org) in January, 2019.