Student with Double Major in Risk Management and Insurance and Math Sweeps National and Regional Scholarship Awards
Jin Na, a double major in math and risk management and insurance, was named the recipient of the 2011 Royal & SunAlliance/Douglas Barlow Scholarship awarded by the Spencer Educational Foundation, Inc. The $7,500 scholarship is awarded by the Foundation’s Education Committee to the scholarship recipient with the highest grade point average within the pool of selected Spencer Scholars. UNT’s Risk Management and Insurance program students have been selected as Spencer Scholars previously, but her award is the first time a UNT student has been selected as the outstanding Spencer Scholar. The mission of the Spencer Educational Foundation, Inc. is to stimulate, promote and encourage promising students of risk management disciplines by supporting them in fulfilling their educational goals. For more information see http://www.spencered.org/SPENCERED/SPENCERED/Programs/StudentScholarships/NewItem1/Default.aspx
Na’s accomplishments continue with an internship with Alon USA during Summer 2010 and an internship with Goldman Sachs Archon Group during Summer 2011. Both internships are highly competitive and prestigious. During her internship with Goldman,she will participate in the annual Archon & Goldman Sachs insurance renewal process among various other projects while interacting with their branches and partners in North America, Europe, and Asia.
In addition to the being awarded the Barlow Scholarship/Spencer Scholar, her outstanding academic and personal achievements have been recognized by:
$1,000 scholarship from SITE (again, a first for a UNT student). The Society of Insurance Educators and Trainers (SITE) traditionally provides scholarships only to a risk management and insurance student at the Katie School of Insurance at Illinois State University. Beginning in 2010, SITE began offering one additional scholarship to a risk management and insurance student in the state where SITE holds its annual conference. The 2011 conference was held in Austin, Texas. Ms. Na was selected from all of the risk management and insurance students in the state for the scholarship award. See http://www.insurancetrainers.org/2011Conference/docs/SITE_Conf-Booklet2011.pdf
$2,400 scholarship from the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Society's Fort Worth Chapter .The Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Society is a community of credentialed property and casualty insurance professionals who promote excellence through ethical behavior and continuing education. Learn more about the Fort Worth CPCU Society at www.fortworth.cpcusociety.org.
$1,500 scholarship from the DFW Chapter of Risk Insurance Management Society. Learn more about the DFW Chapter of Risk Insurance Management Society at www.dallasftworth.rims.org.
$2,000 scholarship from the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT). “Every scholarship recipient was highly recommended by her professor and each student has exceptional qualities,” said Tony Gonzalez, chairman of the ICT Education Foundation. “The ICT scholarships are our way of rewarding these outstanding students and encouraging them to seek employment in the insurance industry.” Ms. Na will represent UNT at ICT’s annual Mid-Year Symposium in Austin July 2011. See www.insurancecouncil.org
$250 scholarship from the Texas Risk & Insurance Professionals Society (TRIPS). The presentation was made by at the annual All Industry Day held November 23, 2010, at the Dallas Hilton Anatole Hotel.
In addition, Na was sponsored by the Houston Marine Insurance Seminar, Inc. to attend the 45th annual Houston Marine Insurance Seminar held September 2010. Known internationally as the leading Global Energy and Marine Seminar, the three-day event was attended by more than 750 delegates. Proceeds from the seminar are used to provide support for young, bright university talent to attain education and contacts for careers related to the marine/energy insurance industries, and to further education in marine and energy insurance and admiralty law. In addition to providing funds for travel, the Houston Marine Insurance Seminar, Inc. provided a $10,000 donation to support the work of the UNT program in risk management and insurance. To learn more, visit www.houstonmarineseminar.com
She has developed a great interest in the application of statistics in the enterprise risk management field. Her long term goal is to achieve the Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society designation and eventually become a risk manager serving the global commercial industry by protecting assets for business in the global environment. She would eventually like to serve as a professor of risk management.
According to Na, "being a part of the Risk Management and Insurance Club, I have been provided with so many great opportunities for both my academic and career development. Not only have I received generous scholarships from industry partners of the program, I have also gained valuable internship opportunities. I am really grateful for everything our faculty and our program has done for UNT students. This program has truly accelerated and bettered my professional development."