The one-week program is designed especially for above-average African-American, Hispanic, and Native American high school students who excel in mathematics, enjoy learning, and like to solve complicated problems. If you have a passion for mathematics and an appetite for knowledge, you may have what it takes to be an actuary. This program will help you decide if an actuarial career is a way to use your mathematical ability. Next year will mark 21 years since we started this Summer program, and we plan special celebrations. Check out the 2016 MHSSAA Information Flyer!
This program helps to explain what actuaries do, where they work, what they have in common and if an actuarial career might be a good choice for you. You will meet and talk to actuaries, observe them at work, and learn how you can become an actuary.
During the program you will:
The Midwest High School Scholars Actuarial Academy provides, at no cost, on-campus room and board, field trips, and career information materials for students selected to attend the program. Each student also receives a $200 stipend to cover transportation and incidental expenses. Special scholarship opportunities available in Illinois State University's Actuarial Program.
Alumni of this program are eligible for a one-time $300 scholarship upon enrollment in a recognized program of study of actuarial science in a college of their choice. In addition to that, alumni of this program receive $400 one time scholarship if they enroll as students at Illinois State University, and also additionally, another $300 upon enrollment in the actuarial science sequence in the mathematics major at Illinois State University.
One-time $100 scholarship to a student who finishes the program, when this student takes, for the first time, a professional actuarial examination
offered by the Society of Actuaries and/or the Casualty Actuarial Society.
Enrollment is limited to 20-21 students. Completed applications, including a letter of recommendation from the student's mathematics teacher or principal and a grade transcript, must be submitted by April 1, 2016, to be considered for a scholarship to the program. Preference will be given to students who excel in mathematics, enjoy being intellectually challenged, and receive a lot of satisfaction out of applying their analytical skills to solve problems. All applicants will be notified of their status by May 1, 2016. Priority will be given to current sophomores and juniors, but all class levels in high school will be considered.
2016 Applications are no longer being accepted.
View the 2015 schedule for an example of how the week is structured. 2016 schedule details are coming soon!
Questions about the program may be mailed to Susan Mitchell (address above), by phone at (309) 438-7797, or by e-mail: Susan Mitchell
Presented by Illinois State University and Allstate Insurance Company.
In cooperation with:
Sunday, July 10 - Friday, July 15
The program is conducted on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal.