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Insurance Institute of Ontario announces insurance education fund scholarship recipients


October 29, 2014   by Canadian Underwriter


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Four recipients of this year’s John E. Lowes Insurance Education Fund Scholarships were announced by the Insurance Institute of Ontario during its annual Lowes Fund Breakfast event in downtown Toronto Wednesday.

From left to right: Caesar Martini (Conestoga College), Celine Eroler (Wilfrid Laurier University), Mike Kalcic (Conestoga College) and Lowes Trustees Chair Wayne Briggs. Absent: Dayna DeBoer (Fanshawe College).

The fund – a charitable trust dedicated to helping Ontario students complete their full-time post-secondary education, including the study of property and casualty insurance – provides as many as four scholarships annually: $1,500 for college level scholarships; $2,500 for university scholarships.

For 2014, the recipients are Dayna DeBoer, a student at Fanshawe College, currently in her fourth semester in its Business Insurance program; Celine Eroler, a fourth-year honours business administration student at Wilfred Laurier University, where she is specializing in insurance and risk management; Mike Kalcic, a second-year student in Conestoga College’s Insurance program; and Caesar Martini, also in the second year of the Insurance program at Conestoga.

DeBoer has already completed her Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) licensing exam and gained work experience this summer; Eroler plans to pursue her Chartered Insurance Professional designation upon graduation; Kalcic has been recognized as one of the stop students in his program; and Martini hopes to apply his strong technical expertise in an underwriting career when he graduates, notes the statement from the Insurance Institute of Ontario.

Scholarship recipients are selected in consideration of outstanding academic excellence throughout their educational career, exceptional contribution to school, community life and/or other meaningful pursuits, and/or accomplishments and a strong indication of academic promise, the statement adds.

Photo above: From left to right: Caesar Martini (Conestoga College), Celine Eroler (Wilfrid Laurier University), Mike Kalcic (Conestoga College) and Lowes Trustees Chair Wayne Briggs. Absent: Dayna DeBoer (Fanshawe College).