The Chicago Chapter of the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) is now accepting applications for our 13th Annual Scholarship Award Competition!

The 13th Annual NAAIA Chicago Scholarship Luncheon will be held at the Union League Club in Chicago, Illinois on May 22, 2019.  Over the past twelve years, we have awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to deserving students in the Chicago area.  One of our ongoing missions is expose young people in our community to the insurance industry and recognize their positive accomplishments during these challenging times.


Through these scholarships, NAAIA Chicago is proud to reach out to the next generation of industry talent.  Our theme for 2019 is “Success Has No Limits” and by supporting the outstanding academic achievements and personal triumphs of these young people we cement our legacy and invest in future leaders.


Scholarship applicants must be African American high school seniors. All majors will be considered; however, prospective Insurance, Risk Management, Business, Computer Science, Actuarial Science and Finance majors are preferred.  Applicants will be judged on the following:

  • GPA


  • Community Involvement

  • Essay


The following guidelines must be followed and the items listed must be received in one packet, mailed to NAAIA Chicago, postmarked no later than 3/29/19 OR all documents can be uploaded in the online application below. Students are encouraged to forward their scholarship packets five days before the deadline in order to avoid delays. Only complete application packets will be considered.  Failure to submit all required information will result in your application being excluded from further review.


  • Both questions must be answered.

  • Essays should be double spaced and limited to two pages. (Can be attached to the online application below.)

  • Essays must contain specific facts and reasoning which support your case. (Can be attached to the online application below.)

  • Three letters of reference. Two from teachers or counselors; one can be from a community person (such as a minister, mentor, employer, etc.)

  • A copy of your most recent, official high school transcript.

  • Documentation confirming your ACT/SAT Score.

  • Proof of enrollment must be provided prior to receiving award, if chosen.


Essay Topic—Two Parts:

1. What role does insurance play in the growth and stability of our economy?

2. What makes me a strong candidate for the NAAIA Chicago scholarship?


Please keep in mind that pertinent supporting information should include factual information about the insurance industry and an indication of specific initiatives you have led, participated in or supported. Also, please include comments concerning how your involvement and/or activities have had a positive impact on your community and your family. Lastly, you should also provide background/facts that clearly display your dedication to your educational journey.



ALL accompanying materials must be uploaded within the application or mailed to NAAIA Chicago (postmarked no later than 3/29/19):


National African American Insurance Association Chicago

PO Box 81499

Chicago, IL 60681


Questions?  Please contact Junior Pierre at (312) 251-2567 or