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					Actuary of Tomorrow
Stuart A. Robertson Memorial Scholarship
                      This scholarship opportunity was established in 2006 in Stuart
                      Robertson’s name to honor his dedication to excellence and to
                      recognize his tremendously positive influence on the professional
                      lives of many colleagues. Mr. Robertson, a distinguished actuary,
                      co-founded and served as CEO and Chairman of the actuarial and
                      consulting firm Milliman & Robertson (now Milliman, Inc.) over 50
                      years ago.



PROGRAM
The Actuary of Tomorrow Scholarship recognizes and encourages the academic
achievements of undergraduate students pursuing a career in actuarial science. The
Actuarial Foundation will provide an award of $7,500 for education expenses at any
accredited U.S. educational institution.       This award will be forwarded to the
college/university of recipients’ choosing or other arrangements may be considered on
an individual basis. The Actuarial Foundation independently manages this program.
Awards are made without regard to race, color, creed, sex, religion, disability, or national
origin.

DEADLINE
All application materials must be submitted together and must be postmarked on or
before June 1st.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
            Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student entering
             as a sophomore, junior or senior in the fall 2011/2012 term and not a
             previous recipient of the scholarship.
            Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale).
            Must have successfully completed two actuarial exams.
            (Spring 2011 exams may be used to meet the two exam
             requirement).
            Attach a current unofficial copy of transcripts from
             attending college/university.
            Must provide a letter of recommendation supporting academic
             achievement, leadership and communication skills from
             professor (preferred) or advisor.
            Must provide a letter of recommendation from an employer or previous
             employer
            Must submit an essay as described below.
            All requested materials must be included in one envelope.
             Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
            Scholarships are awarded directly to the college/university of
             choice in the recipients’ name.

PERSONAL ESSAY
In an effort to better understand an applicant’s future goals, the selection committee
requires a personal essay from each applicant, approximately 500 words, single-spaced
and typed. The essay should focus on why you want to be an actuary. Some suggested
focus questions you may wish to include are:
        How have your work experiences prepared you for an
             actuarial career?
        What are the qualifications and abilities that have helped
             you succeed in college and will help you succeed in an
             actuarial career?
        What extracurricular activities have you enjoyed most, and
             how will they help you in your career?
        Which college courses have you enjoyed most/least and why?

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Applicant should:
        Meet the eligibility requirements.
        Mail the completed and signed application, transcripts, personal essay and
       letter of recommendation postmarked on or before June 1st to:

                               The Actuarial Foundation
             Actuary of Tomorrow-Stuart A. Robertson Memorial Scholarship
                          475 North Martingale Road, Suite 600
                                Schaumburg, IL 60173

        The Actuarial Foundation’s selection committee will evaluate
          all applications and notify scholarship recipient(s) by mail after
          August 1st.
        Applicants are rated on the information supplied; therefore it is
         advisable to answer every question as completely as possible.
        Application and accompanying materials will not be returned.
        Questions regarding the Scholarship may be directed to The
          Actuarial Foundation at: Scholarships@ActFnd.org or 847.706.3535.

OBLIGATIONS
Scholarship recipient(s) are required to notify The Actuarial Foundation of any changes
of address, school enrollment, or other pertinent information. Recipients are solely
responsible for making admission arrangement and fulfilling requirements of enrolling in
a full-time course of study at an accredited four-year college or university. Recipients
must be entered as a full-time student in the fall term following selection, remain in good
academic standing and pursue a course of study that may lead to a career in actuarial
science.

 Note: The Actuarial Foundation reserves the right to change or discontinue this
 Scholarship program at any time and without notice.

				
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