The IRUA Scholars Committee invites interns and recently graduated employees of IRUA member companies to participate in our annual Scholars Essay program.  Participating scholars will submit a 3,000-4,000-word white paper on an industry-relevant topic of their choosing, with the winning entries earning monetary prizes to help offset their education expenses.

Interested individuals/teams must complete and submit an application available by clicking on the link below.

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.  Papers must be submitted in Microsoft Word format by September 1st, 2023.

The IRUA Scholars Committee will review the submissions and determine the winning participants and the number and value of the prizes to be awarded.  Winners will be announced no later than mid-October, and the grand prize winner will see their paper published on the IRUA’s website and made available to our community of subscribers.

The Scholars Awards program is funded by member contributions so if you have questions or wish to make a financial contribution please contact Executive Director, Jerry Wallis, at

Scholarship Application
Scholarship Criteria

More information about the Scholars program can be found here: Scholars Program