The NAMIC Merit Award stimulates the advancement of professionalism in the insurance industry. It is designed to encourage individual professional development of persons associated with NAMIC member companies and to recognize those individuals who demonstrate educational attainment, service or contributions through NAMIC or State/Provincial association activities.
Presentation of the NAMIC Merit Award, a specially designed plaque, will be made to certified applicants at the Society's annual breakfast, which is held during the NAMIC Annual Convention or at the applicants State/Provincial association annual convention, if applicable.
The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies extends its appreciation to the members of the NAMIC Merit Award Committee who served with dedication in developing the NAMIC Merit Award in 1973.
Qualification for the award requires the accumulation of points. Complete details on point accumulation and certification are listed in the application.
Upon payment of nominal annual dues, award recipients are enrolled as members of the NAMIC Merit Society and are eligible to attend society meetings and receive attendant benefits as determined by the Society's Board of Directors.
The Merit Society Scholarship Program is intended for undergraduate students pursuing a degree related to the insurance industry. Two students will be chosen for a one-time $500.00 check to assist in the funding of their studies. The monies will be forwarded directly to the school at which the student attends. In order to qualify for the scholarship, students must comply with all phases of the application process.
Students must submit their application postmarked no later than March 1, 2013 to NAMIC Merit Society, c/o Tonya Suits, 3601 Vincennes Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications postmarked after this date will not be considered. No incomplete applications will be considered. Applications will be reviewed and award recipient(s) will be notified by mail by May 1, 2013. Announcement of Scholarship Recipients will be made at the annual NAMIC Convention each year.
We are looking for dedicated individuals who are in need of additional funds in order to complete their studies. If you have any questions about the application process, please email Tonya Suits.
The inaugural Merit Society Scholarship initiative has been a success. Nine students pursuing an insurance industry-related major applied for the two awards, and while they were all qualified candidates, it was narrowed to two in May. And the winners are ...
Morgan Godden: Morgan is spending her summer job shadowing insurance industry professionals. In a couple of months, she will begin her senior year majoring in insurance and risk management at Indiana State University. While Morgan wasn’t an insurance major when she started her college career, she changed her focus after speaking with her peers and learning about the opportunities a career in insurance could offer her. Now she plans to pursue a career in claims or risk management.
Morgan has been very involved with on-campus insurance-related activities. She works for the insurance and risk management program as its scholarship project manager, and she is vice president of communications for the university’s chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, the international risk management, insurance, and actuarial science fraternity. She is also a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda and Alpha Kappa Psi.
Steven Zappia: Steven will be entering his junior year at Utica College in Utica, N.Y., this fall. He is a risk management and insurance major and is interested in becoming an insurance investigator upon graduation. Steven has considerable experience in the insurance industry outside of the classroom as well. He has interned with Lawley Insurance in Buffalo, N.Y., where he rotated time among the group benefits, personal lines, commercial lines, and risk management departments. He is the current vice president of Gamma Iota Sigma, the international risk management, insurance, and actuarial science fraternity, and he is a member of the New York Young Insurance Professionals as well as the Risk and Insurance Management Society.
When Steven isn’t working toward his degree, he can be found in the hockey rink. He’s spent the last two years on the Utica College men’s hockey team.
Morgan and Steven will both receive $500 as the scholarship winners. The Merit Society hopes to grow the program and expand upon the monetary value and number of scholarships awarded in the future. If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, please contact Tonya Suits at 317-875-5250 ext. 1017.
Download a copy of the Merit Society Application.
Please send or fax applications to:
The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Attn: Merit Society
3601 Vincennes Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
For questions please call 317-875-5250 or e-mail email@example.com.
Posted: Monday, July 09, 2001 12:00:00 AM. Modified: Monday, December 31, 2012 11:21:37 AM.
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