Applications Now Being Accepted for the IRUA 2018 Scholars Essay Contest

June 1st, 2018

All applicants must be a summer intern at any IRUA member company and currently enrolled at a full-time college or university. Only applicants with a U.S. Social Security number are eligible.

  • In 2017 IRUA awarded a total of $17,000 to the winners of the essay contest.
  • In 2018 the total amount will be determined by the Board of Directors based upon donations received from members. The essays are judged and amounts awarded by the Scholars Committee
  • In order to qualify, essays must be a 10-20 page “white paper” on a specific insurance or reinsurance topic of your choice and should provide a detailed explanation on the relevance, impact or potential impact to the reinsurance industry.
  • Interns can be working in any department at their host company; however, the host company must be an IRUA member.

Applications and Completed Essays Deadlines:

Application Due Date:  As soon as you know you would like to participate
Essay Due Date
:  September 1, 2018
Submission of Application & Essay:  Application and Essays are to be emailed to: Maria Sclafani at

NOTE – Upon submission, you will receive an email confirmation when your application/essay has been received.  Over the course of the following 12 months each winning paper will be published in the Journal of Reinsurance so be sure to read it when it hits your email inbox!

A copy of the Scholarship Criteria can be obtained by clicking on the link below.  To download a Scholarship application, download from the link below and email it to Maria Sclafani in our administrative office at:

Click HERE to Download the Scholarship Application
Click HERE to Download the Scholarship Criteria