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Deadline for TIC Scholarships Program submissions nearing

August 13, 2015   by Canadian Underwriter

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The Toronto Insurance Conference (TIC) issued a reminder Thursday that applications from broker members and industry partners for TIC’s university scholarships program must be submitted by Sept. 11.

The program offers financial assistance of as many as three $5,000 scholarships to staff and families of TIC members and industry partners

The program – managed by the Insurance Institute of Ontario – seeks to raise awareness of the rewarding and dynamic career opportunities available within the commercial insurance broker industry, notes a statement from TIC.

Now in its third year, the program offers financial assistance in the form of as many as three $5,000 scholarships to staff and families of TIC members and industry partners. Applicants must be pursuing full-time university undergraduate studies in Canada.

“Selection is based on academic excellence throughout the applicant’s high school and first year post-secondary career, financial need, contribution to school, community life and/or other meaningful pursuits, major accomplishments and a strong indication of academic promise,” TIC reports.

Neelam Vyas, who is entering her fourth year at Wilfred Laurier University as a business administration and financial mathematics student, has been awarded a TIC scholarship for the past two years.

“The TIC Scholarship is a great opportunity to interact and connect with other professionals in the insurance industry,” says Neelam, pointing out that the help with tuition fees “has taken a burden off of our shoulders.”

She encourages all students to apply “if they are pursuing an undergraduate degree and have an interest in insurance.”

More information for applicants is available at