Apply for an IIFSEF Scholarship

Up to three $2,500 scholarships per school will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year to students attending Drake University, the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and William Penn University, with fields of studies in insurance or financial services, including but not limited to Accounting, Actuarial Science, Data Analytics, Economics, Business, and Finance.  Students should have an interest in pursuing careers in the insurance/financial services industry within the state of Iowa.

For eligibility, a student must:

1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
2. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0; and
3. Have sophomore status or above.

Applicants must have at least one full undergraduate academic year left at the time the scholarship is awarded. Scholarship awards will be layered on top of any other financial aid the student is receiving.

Applications will be reviewed by the Iowa Insurance and Financial Services Education Foundation Board members for final selection for interviews.  Applicants selected for interviews will be interviewed on campus of their respective school.  Final selections will be made and communicated in early March 2020.  The scholarship will be applied to the 2020-2021 academic year tuition.

Application Materials
Applicants must complete an application form (below) and submit a resume and a personal essay.

Personal Statement
Please submit a one-page essay (250 words or less) addressing the following questions.

  • Why have you chosen your particular area of study?
  • What are your career goals?
  • Why are you interested in the insurance and financial services industries?

Your resume should address your professional and leadership experiences, along with your extracurricular activities and volunteer experiences.


Your application, resume, and essay must be submitted electronically by January 31, 2020. If you have questions about the Iowa Insurance Education and Financial Services Education Foundation Scholarship, please contact us.

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Education Information

In addition to submitting the above application information, the following documents must also be uploaded in order to be considered for the IIFSEF Scholarship (accepted formats: PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG):

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