The IRUA Scholars Essay Program enables IRUA member companies to encourage their interns and, NEW for 2021, their new-to-the- industry professionals, to participate in this program. Monetary amounts determined by the Board may be awarded based on a competitive written essay submission.
Recognizing that it was impossible to offer this program in 2020, we have expanded the eligibility to cover interns and new hires who either worked, or are working, at an IRUA member company over an extended time period. Applicants must complete and submit a simple application. Eligibility is open to any individual who:
- Is legally permitted to work or study in the US; and
- Worked or is currently working, in-person or remotely/virtually, for an IRUA member company as an intern at any point between September 2021 and August 2022; or
Choice of topic is entirely up to the participant and papers should provide a detailed explanation of the topic, its relevance to and (potential) impact on the reinsurance industry. Authors must cite all sources in footnotes and must have contractual right to use any graphics or images.