Insurance

Insurance is a means of protection from financial loss. It is a form of risk management, primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent or uncertain loss.

An entity which provides insurance is known as an insurer, insurance company, insurance carrier or underwriter. A person or entity who buys insurance is known as an insured or as a policyholder. The insurance transaction involves the insured assuming a guaranteed and known relatively small loss in the form of payment to the insurer in exchange for the insurer's promise to compensate the insured in the event of a covered loss. The loss may or may not be financial, but it must be reducible to financial terms, and usually involves something in which the insured has an insurable interest established by ownership, possession, or pre-existing relationship.

The insured receives a contract, called the insurance policy, which details the conditions and circumstances under which the insurer will compensate the insured. The amount of money charged by the insurer to the insured for the coverage set forth in the insurance policy is called the premium. If the insured experiences a loss which is potentially covered by the insurance policy, the insured submits a claim to the insurer for processing by a claims adjuster. The insurer may hedge its own risk by taking out reinsurance, whereby another insurance company agrees to carry some of the risk, especially if the primary insurer deems the risk too large for it to carry.

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Scholarships for Insurance Majors

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Goldman Sachs MBA Fellowship

Goldman Sachs and Co.

Up to $75,000 Varies See Details
 

Goldman Sachs MBA Fellowship

Goldman Sachs and Co.

award

Up to $75,000

deadline

Varies
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Siebel Scholars Program

Siebel Scholars Foundation

$35,000 Varies See Details
 

Siebel Scholars Program

Siebel Scholars Foundation

award

$35,000

deadline

Varies
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Jesse Jackson Fellows - Toyota Scholarship

PUSH Excel

Up to $25,000 May 31, 2024 See Details
 

Jesse Jackson Fellows - Toyota Scholarship

PUSH Excel

award

Up to $25,000

deadline

May 31, 2024
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Besio Family Scholarship

University of Notre Dame

$25,000 January 01, 2025 See Details
 

Besio Family Scholarship

University of Notre Dame

award

$25,000

deadline

January 01, 2025
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Huizenga Business Innovation Academy Scholarship

Nova Southeastern University

$20,000 Varies See Details
 

Huizenga Business Innovation Academy Scholarship

Nova Southeastern University

award

$20,000

deadline

Varies
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KMF Professional Excellence Scholarship Program

Kohlberg-Manacher Foundation

$15,000 June 01, 2024 See Details
 

KMF Professional Excellence Scholarship Program

Kohlberg-Manacher Foundation

award

$15,000

deadline

June 01, 2024
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Women in Business - Miss America Pageant

Miss America Pageant

Up to $10,000 Varies See Details
 

Women in Business - Miss America Pageant

Miss America Pageant

award

Up to $10,000

deadline

Varies
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Christine and Clarence Day Business Scholarship

University of Mississippi

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

Christine and Clarence Day Business Scholarship

University of Mississippi

award

$10,000

deadline

Varies
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3M Business Development Fellowship

University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

3M Business Development Fellowship

University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management

award

$10,000

deadline

Varies
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UNCF/CVS Health Foundation Health Care Careers Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

$10,000 May 31, 2024 See Details
 

UNCF/CVS Health Foundation Health Care Careers Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

award

$10,000

deadline

May 31, 2024
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