Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business
Center for Insurance and Risk Management

Insurance and Risk Management Scholarships - UC Students

Insurance and Risk Management Scholars Program

Through endowments and on-going gifts, the University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business provides significant scholarship support to achievement-oriented students with demonstrated superior academic and leadership abilities who are engaged in the formal study of insurance, risk management, and/or certified financial planning at either the undergraduate or graduate levels.  Such students will be designated as IRM or CFP Scholars and will, subject to acceptance and renewal, be able to receive scholarship support and have significant interaction with industry leaders.  Within the Scholars designation, scholarship recipients will be designated as either

Cincinnati Insurance Company Scholars

Great American Insurance Group Scholars

The Norbert G. Backhus Scholarship recipient

Gary Gruber Scholars

Nick and Myrna Orphan CFP Scholars*

*This program supports deserving students who are interested in a career focused on life insurance, retirement planning, wealth-management, and/or financial-planning.

Students receiving partial financial support through other internal or external scholarship programs (e.g., Kolodzik Business Scholars, Lindner College of Business Circle of Excellence) are eligible to apply; if chosen, in some select cases, scholarship awards through the IRM Scholars Program will cover the difference between tuition and the other scholarship awards.  Those students receiving full scholarship support via other programs (e.g., the Lindner Honors PLUS program) may also apply; in these cases scholarship grants through the IRM Scholars Program can be used to offset a student’s non-tuition  (e.g., housing) expenses.

The goal of the IRM and CFP Scholars Program is to encourage highly-motivated, achievement-oriented students to study and pursue careers in insurance and risk management.  Designation as either an IRM or CFP Scholar is a distinctive honor reserved for only high-performance students.  As a consequence, the number of scholarships awarded each year may vary with the quality of the applicant pool, with only students who meet or exceed an absolute high level of distinction in their academic and work experiences receiving scholarships.   

Click here for information on the application and review process and to apply for the IRM Scholars Program