Caribbean Actuarial Scholarship

The Caribbean Actuarial Scholarship was established in 2008 in memory of Basil L. and Monica G. Virtue by their son-in-law, S. Michael McLaughlin, FSA, MAAA, an actuary who graduated from UWI. The scholarship is intended to be an annual award to University of the West Indies (UWI) actuarial student(s) who demonstrate a strong record of accomplishment, leadership qualities and commitment to becoming an actuary.

Qualifications include:
• Must be an undergraduate student entering their second or third year at the University of the West Indies
• Must be enrolled in UWI’s actuarial science program
• Must hold a minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent

The Caribbean Actuarial Scholarship
$2,000 - student entering second year of studies; $3,000 - student entering third year of studies. SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS WILL BE ANNOUNCED 8/17
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you received other funding (U.S. or Jamaican dollars) to help with your university expenses?
  2. If yes, please describe:
  3. Are you enrolled in the UWI Actuarial Science Program?
  4. If yes, is this your first or second year in the program?
  5. Please include a one or two page personal essay to include responses to the following; Why do you want to be an actuary; what are the qualifications and abilities that have helped you succeed in college and will help you succeed in an actuarial career; what extracurricular activities have you enjoyed most; have you participated in or had any leadership roles and how will these experiences help you in your career and your life in general
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