The Society of Actuaries James C. Hickman Scholar program was established to increase the number of academic actuaries who hold a PhD and an actuarial designation, and who intend to pursue academic careers in the United States or Canada. The program is designed to provide stipends to doctoral students who will, through their studies, address research and education needs of the profession, including both the theoretical and practical aspects.
- Enrolled fulltime, have recently been admitted or are currently applying to a qualifying doctoral program (e.g. bustiness, demography, economics, financial economics, insurance, mathematics, risk management, statistics) in the United States or Canada
- Applicants may apply at the same time they are applying for a doctoral program; if selected these applicants will be awarded the stipend conditional upon enrollment in a qualifying doctoral program
- Hold a Fellowshiplevel actuarial credential or are pursuing Associateship or Fellowship membership of an accrediting actuarial organization (i.e. CAS, CIA, FA, IA, IAA, SOA)
- Applicants who are already Associate members (including those awarded the CERA designation) will be expected to pursue a Fellowship credential
- Must have at least two actuarial exams passed
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