Scholarships for Students Interested in Becoming Actuaries

The Actuarial Foundation awarded $239,000 in college scholarships to 83 students in 2021. Recipients of Foundation scholarships are selected by representatives of the actuarial profession, who may one day be their peers. So, not only are these scholarships a means to offset the cost of education, they also serve as a prestigious recognition by a highly rated profession.

The Actuarial Foundation supports the next generation of actuaries through several scholarship programs.

Applying For a Scholarship Is Easy

Follow the steps below to get started. Note: The number of scholarship awards and the amount of awards may vary. Current scholarship opportunities are for the 2023-2024 school year.

  • Review the scholarship options below.

  • Click on "View Requirements" to learn more about a particular scholarship's application requirements and guidelines.

  • Click Apply to create a Submittable account or login.

  • Complete the application on Submittable.

Featured Scholarship

STEM Stars Actuarial Scholars Program

More than a scholarship! The STEM Stars Actuarial Scholars Program is a new scholarship program from The Actuarial Foundation and Founding Partner the Society of Actuaries (SOA). The program offers high school seniors a $20,000 scholarship ($5,000 annually for four years) along with an array of support services including mentoring, tutoring, immersion experiences and exposure to internships and job shadowing opportunities.

All Scholarships At-a-Glance

For High School Seniors

Annual scholarship for four years, mentoring and more! 

Amount: $20,000 ($5,000 annually over 4 years)
Application open: Nov. 13, 2023
Deadline: April 1, 2024
Winners announced: May 1, 2024

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For Full-Time Undergraduate Students

Promotes diversity within the actuarial profession
Amount: $1,000-$4,000
Application open: Currently closed
Deadline: TBA
Winners announced: TBA

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For Career Changers

For career changers transitioning into the actuarial profession
Amount: Varies
Application open: Jan. 15, 2024
Deadline: Aug. 1, 2024
Winners announced: Sept. 1, 2024

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Meet Our 2021 Scholarship Winners


Jessica Macha, Georgia State University

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

"Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for the generous scholarship. It means a lot that someone cares enough to invest in my college education and my future. I am beyond honored to be one of the recipients of the Actuarial Diversity Scholarship. Thanks to your generous support, I will be able to continue my college career and pursuit of becoming an actuary.”

Huy Le

Huy Le, St. John’s University

Curtis E. Huntington Memorial Scholarship

“Thank you for trusting my progress of being a future leader in the insurance industry! It is my honor to receive this Curtis E. Huntington Scholarship and it will help me unload a tremendous financial burden on my shoulders. I appreciate The Actuarial Foundation and the donors for extending opportunities to me and many other actuarial students!”

Ruth-Ann Blair

Ruth-Ann Blair, The University of the West Indies

University of the West Indies – Caribbean Actuarial Scholarship

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you for making the Caribbean Actuarial Scholarship possible. I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this award, and I am deeply appreciative of and inspired by your support.”

James Petersen, University of Connecticut

James Petersen, University of Connecticut

Stuart A. Robertson Scholarship

“I am deeply honored to be a recipient of the Actuary of Tomorrow - Stuart A. Robinson Scholarship award. Thank you very much for your support in the continued development of my actuarial career. The knowledge and skills I have gained so far through my schooling and internships have attributed greatly to my current success and this award will help me continue my education. With this recognition comes responsibility, and I plan to honor that through becoming a contributing leader in the actuarial profession, striving to create a positive impact.”

View individual scholarship pages for a list of current scholarship recipients or download the 2021 award list.

The Actuarial Foundation is a Joint Effort

Since 2004, The Actuarial Foundation has received unwavering support from the U.S. actuarial organizations. Their trust and dedication to the Foundation’s mission are key elements to our continued growth and success as the philanthropy for actuaries in the United States.