NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN INSURANCE ASSOCIATION (NAAIA) DETROIT/MICHIGAN PRESENTS

2022 NAAIA Detroit / Michigan Annual Scholarship

 

A merit-based scholarship for deserving minority high school students, with a mission to create a more diverse talent pipeline for the insurance industry in the areas of insurance, business, and finance.

About the Scholarship

NAAIA Detroit / Michigan is a non-profit membership organization comprised of diverse insurance industry professionals who volunteer and unite to provide professional development, mentoring, networking, and community outreach.  

We proudly present our annual scholarship award breakfast on May 12, 2022.

Our scholarship mission is to promote pathways to the insurance industry for minority high school students in Michigan who have career interests in the areas of insurance, business, and finance.  We seek to assist deserving students who exhibit academic achievement and possess a spirit of community service.

Eligibility

A high school senior who meets ALL of the criteria listed below:

  • Is a US Citizen and resident of the State of Michigan
  • Is a student in good standing with proof of graduation eligibility
  • Is a minority, belonging to one of the following groups: African American or Black, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  • Has garnered acceptance and intends to enroll at an accredited four-year college or university, or accredited two-year community college during the 2022 -2023 term

 

Application Process

All applicants must submit a completed application package including the following documents:

  • One student essay (no more than two pages)
  • Current, official high school transcript(s)
  • Two Letters of recommendation from non-family references
  • Proof of college acceptance
  • Resume (one page, work and/or volunteer experience)

Selection Criteria

NAAIA Detroit / Michigan will select scholarship recipients through the evaluation of each candidate’s:

  • Academic record
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Essay

 All winners will be notified prior to any public announcement.

Scholarship Award Money

NAAIA Detroit / Michigan will award a minimum of $5,000 in scholarship money. The scholarship money may be awarded to a single outstanding applicant or divided among as many as 4 qualified applicants.  (NAAIA Detroit / Michigan reserves this right). Funds will be paid directly to the college or university for academic year 2022-2023.

Terms and Conditions

In addition to the eligibility requirements, we request that all recipients:

  • Send a periodic academic progress report as requested (no more than once annually)

Submission & Questions

Return the completed application with all required items as an attachment by April 25, 2022 to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Request additional information by email to Gretchen Cross (President) or  Jason Allen (Vice President) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Please enter me for the 2022 NAAIA Detroit / Michigan Scholarship Award. I meet all the eligibility requirements specified by NAAIA Detroit / Michigan as follows:

Please enter me for the 2022 NAAIA Detroit / Michigan Scholarship Award. I meet all the eligibility requirements specified by NAAIA Detroit / Michigan as follows:

I belong to one of the following groups: African American or Black,  American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander      

School Information

 

Name of college or university you will attend:

 

Please respond to one of the following essay topics:

  • The business of Insurance can be a force for social good. The industry exists to help people and businesses recover from the negative consequences of unexpected and often catastrophic life events. Describe a scenario that shows the positive impact insurance makes when managing the impacts of a crisis like a fire, car accident, or loss of life.

 

  • Over the past 3 years, the United States has seen societal uprisings around issues of equality, social justice, and inclusion. Many corporations and organizations have committed significant financial pledges, aimed at improving the economic and systemic issues negatively impacting minority communities.  Imagine you were in charge of a $10 million dollar pledge to assist with issues affecting your community, how would you invest the money and why?

 

 


  
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