April 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter
The Toronto Insurance Conference (TIC) is now accepting applications for the fourth year of its university scholarships program.
Founded in 2013 and managed by the Insurance Institute of Ontario, the TIC Scholarships Program offers financial assistance for up to three $5,000 scholarships to applicants sponsored by TIC brokers, partners and staff, as well as other applicants planning a career in an insurance brokerage.
Applications for 2016 close on Sept. 9 and applicants are encouraged to start gathering their references, transcripts and other supporting information as early as possible, TIC said in a press release on Monday.
One of the goals of the TIC Scholarships Program is to raise awareness among talented young Canadians about the fulfilling and diverse career opportunities available within the commercial insurance brokerage industry.
“We want to spread the word about the dynamic careers our members offer, many of which involve leading edge business issues and are global in scope,” said Sean Duggan, TIC president, in the press release. “Many candidates may not realize that their existing skill-sets and current educational path present potential that can be leveraged into a rewarding and successful commercial insurance brokerage career with virtually unlimited opportunities. The TIC scholarship program offers financial assistance to enhance this potential.”
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.
More information, including full eligibility criteria, is available at www.ticonf.com/tic-scholarship-program/.
Since 1918, the TIC has actively promoted the common interests of large commercially-focused insurance brokers with offices in the Greater Toronto Area.