One of the primary directives of the RMPCA is to raise funds to be awarded in the form of an annual scholarship to high school seniors, and actively enrolled college and university students. The scholarship is open only to the children of RMPCA members.
Application and Submission Timeline: Applications are available beginning February 14, 2013. The application must be mailed to the RMPCA at PO Box 22766, Denver, Colorado 80222-0766, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, April 15, 2013. Applicants are asked to answer the following question:
“How does technology and social media change the way insurance property claims are handled?”
Qualifications: High School senior with an acceptance letter from an accredited college or university for the upcoming academic school year OR Currently enrolled college or university student with transcripts or proof of attendance for the upcoming school year. Applicant must be the child of a parent that is a member of the RMPCA in good standing, or be the child of a parent that works for a vendor company that is a member of the RMPCA in good standing. Applicants are only eligible for the top three awards once during their college career.
Format: The applicant is tasked with writing an original essay. The essay can be up to 500 words. The application is found on the RMPCA web site (www.rmpca.com/scholarship).
Jury review: The applications will be reviewed by a jury consisting of RMPCA members from various industries. None of the applicant’s personal information is available to the jury. The jury is selected by the committee chairperson, and serves one scholarship season.
Scholarship Committee: The scholarship committee is responsible for tracking the applicants, forming the review jury, monitoring the applications, provide the jury with unidentifiable and complete applications. The committee is empowered to make decisions and implement processes that provide fair and unbiased review and subsequent awards of the RMPCA scholarship.
Award Structure: The award is based on originality, cogent thought and argument supporting understanding, and relevant application of the question. There are three top prizes awarded:
First Place: $2,500.00
Second Place: $2,000.00
Third Place: $1,500.00
The amount of the pool is variable and is dependent on the amount of money raised by the RMPCA. The remaining prize pool is to be divided equally among the remaining applicants. All applicants will receive a scholarship prize. Please be aware that we do post the names and photos of the top three winners on our website. Your submittal of an application is your permission to post this information.
Certificates: Certificates are issued to the top three prize winners. The remaining pool applicants receive a check made payable to the student.
University/College notification: RMPCA will send notification of any of the top three awards to the University or College the student will be attending if required based on other financial aid considerations.
Download the application here