IRUA Announces 2021 Scholars Winners!

September 1st, 2021

The IRUA is pleased to announce the recipients of their IRUA Scholarship Awards for 2021.  From the essays received this year, the Scholarship Committee, comprised of representatives from nine member companies, selected the following authors and papers:

First Place: Charles Whiteley – University of St. Andrews in Scotland, UK, and who interned with Transatlantic Reinsurance, for his essay entitled: Parametric Insurance and its Global Implications

Second Place: Mackenzie Smith – The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and, who interned with Arch Reinsurance for her essay entitled: A Breath of Relief: Telemedicine in COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation

Tied for Third Place
Tess Rubin
– Formerly attended Colorado College in Colorado and who interned with Crum & Forster for her essay entitled: The Rise of Ransomware: How Insurers Are Responding to the Increasing Threat of Ransomware Attacks

Charles Corman – Brandeis University in Massachusetts and who interned with Transatlantic Re for his paper entitled: When Disaster is the Norm: The Impact of Climate Change and Once-In-A-Country Events on Reinsurance

During the upcoming year, our first and second place winners will have their essays published in our Journal of keep your eye out for them!

Thanks to the generosity of our members, a total of $12,000 has been disbursed to these awardees to assist in furthering their educational studies.