SCHOLARSHIPS

NAAIA Chicago 2021 Insuring Excellence and Ron Allen Award Scholarship Application 

The National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) was founded in 1997 by Jerald L. Tillman, LUTCF, in Cincinnati, Ohio. NAAIA Chicago was awarded its charter on June 12, 2003, and remains one of the largest chapters of the organization to date. Our mission is to increase the number of minorities in the insurance industry at both the corporate and agency levels. We serve as a support group to encourage successful career advancement by promoting the highest educational and ethical standards while networking effectively in and outside of the industry. 

 

In 2006, NAAIA Chicago began our mission to expose young people in our community to the insurance industry by recognizing their positive accomplishments and helping them meet a financial need as they advance their education. Since then, we have awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to deserving students in the Chicagoland area. In supporting the outstanding academic achievements and personal triumphs of these young people, we cement our legacy and invest in future leaders.

On May 27, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. CST, the 15th Annual National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) Chicago Scholarship Event will be held via a virtual stream.  See the flyer under the “Events” link of our homepage and register using the hyperlink in the announcement exhibit. Our theme for this year is “Not a Moment, but a Movement”. Since 2006, we have awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to deserving students in the Chicago area. Through these scholarships, NAAIA Chicago is proud to reach out to the next generation of industry talent. In supporting the outstanding academic achievements and personal triumphs of these young people, we cement our legacy and invest in future leaders.

Reward: 1 individual selected from the pool of qualified applicants will be awarded a scholarship for financial assistance during the 2021-22 academic year of $2,500.00 for the Ron Allen Award. 5 individuals selected from the pool of qualified applicants will be awarded a scholarship for financial assistance during the 2021-22 academic year of $2,000.00 each for the Insuring Excellence Awards.

 

The 6 individuals selected to receive this award will be required to do the following within 1 week of receiving notification from NAAIA in order to receive an award:

  • Provide written acceptance of the scholarship to naaiachicagoscholarships@gmail.com

  • Provide a brief bio

  • Provide a quality, business appropriate headshot 

  • Sign a photo disclaimer to allow NAAIA Chicago to publish student photos


All applications must be submitted with the required attachments by May 9, 2021 at 11:59pm CST. Once your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive confirmation within 5 minutes of submitting your application, please check your spam/junk folder. All applicants will be notified of their application status by no later than May 16, 2021 at 11:59pm CST.

 

APPLY HERE: https://form.jotform.com/210973779158167

*NOTE: Application progress cannot be saved in this form. Once you begin, please be prepared to fully submit your application and required documents.