Robert D. Shapiro Memorial Scholarship Fund for Actuarial Excellence

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Honoring the Life and Work of Robert D. Shapiro

The Robert D. Shapiro Memorial Scholarship Fund for Actuarial Excellence (Fund) was established in 2021 with funding from the friends and family Robert D. Shapiro in his memory. The Fund is intended to support inclusion, equity and diversity in the actuarial profession by providing an annual scholarship award for rising third and fourth-year undergraduate college students who have already made the decision to pursue an actuarial career.

Each year, 3-5 students will receive a $12,500 scholarship award, dependent upon the amount of funds available and the quality of applicants.

Important Dates for the Robert D. Shapiro Memorial Scholarship Fund

November 1, 2022
March 1, 2023
May 1, 2023

Applications Open

Application Deadline

Award Announcement

This award cycle covers the 2023-2024 school year period

Am I eligible?

Students must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen studying at a U.S. accredited educational institution
  • Be entering their third or fourth year of undergraduate study
  • Be pursuing a career in the actuarial profession
  • Have successfully completed two actuarial exams

4 Steps to Apply for a Scholarship from The Actuarial Foundation

Applying for the Robert D. Shapiro Memorial Scholarship Fund is easy. Follow the steps below to get started.

  • Read the scholarship description carefully.

  • Click on "View Requirements" to learn more about application requirements and guidelines.

  • Use the buttons below to create a new Submittable account or login.

  • Complete the application on Submittable.

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Additional gifts may be added to the Robert D. Shapiro Memorial Scholarship Fund by anyone at any time by means of annual donations, bequests or other approved methods of contributions.