Insurance Scholarships

Over 40 Gamma Iota Sigma Omega Chapter members received scholarships in 2015–2016.  Most scholarships are in the amounts of $1,500 or $1,200 for majors and $1,000 for minors. Donors include insurance carriers, agents, and professional associations. More than 650 Omega Chapter members have received more than 1,200 individual awards since 1983. Below is a list of the scholarships available through the Martin Chair of Insurance.

The purpose of these scholarships is to attract highly qualified students into the insurance program, to familiarize them with the theory of insurance and the language in industry and business financial planning, and to prepare them for the agency licensing and professional designation exams.

General requirements for the scholarships include that a student:  

  • Be a major or minor insurance.
  • Be enrolled in or have completed an Insurance class such as:
    • Fin. 3610, General Insurance (many of the scholarships require this class to receive scholarship).
    • Fin. 3660, Life Insurance & Health Insurance
    • Fin. 3710, Property and Casualty Insurance
    • Fin. 4710, Estate Planning in Insurance
    • Fin. 4730, Insurance Company Operations
    • Fin. 4730, Risk Management
    • Fin. 4790, Independent Study in Insurance
    • Fin 4890, Internship in Finance
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • In most cases be a Junior or Senior.
  • Must have an interest in Insurance as a career.
  • Pledge membership in the Gamma Iota Sigma Insurance Fraternity.
  • Agree to accompany the chairholder to the scholarship presentation.
  • Be enrolled for a least six hours per semester. 

Some scholarships require demonstration of financial need.

Scholarships are available in the amounts of $1,500 or $1,200 for insurance majors and $1,000 for insurance minors at the beginning of either fall or spring semester but not both. The scholarship is renewable annually if the indicated GPA is maintained and other requirements are met. Selection for awards will be under the direction of the chair holder.

For more specific information, contact dave.wood@mtsu.edu

Scholarships for Insurance Majors or Minors

  • Aetna Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Ainsworth Excellence in Insurance and Risk Management Scholarship
  • Alexander Excellence in Insurance Memorial Scholarship
  • Allstate Foundation Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • American General Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Arthur H. Allen Excellence in Insurance Memorial Scholarship
  • Auto Owners Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Barrom Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Booth CPCU Excellence in Insurance Memorial Scholarship
  • Cigna Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Crichton Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Cummings Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Frost Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Gamma Iota Sigma Alumni Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Gardner Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Gaultney Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Hancock Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Hollman Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Hunt Family Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Insurors of Memphis Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Insurors of Nashville Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Insurors of Tennessee Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Martin Excellence in Insurance Scholarshi
  • Memphis RIMS Excellence in Insurance and Risk Management Scholarship
  • Nashville Insurance Professionals Inc. Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Nationwide Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Norman Memorial Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Oldham Memorial Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • PLUS Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Smith Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • Smoky Mountain, Society of CPCU Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • State Auto Insurance Endowed Scholarship 
  • Tennessee Farmers Mutual Ins. Co. Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
  • White Excellence in Insurance Scholarship

Scholarships for Other Majors with Interest in Insurance

  • CNA Excellence in Insurance Scholarship (Marketing major with an interest in Insurance)
  • Cooley Memorial Scholarship (Marketing major with an interest in Insurance)
  • Tucker Memorial Excellence in Insurance Scholarship (Actuarial Science major with an Insurance minor)