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Illinois State University

ISU Summer Programs

Minority High School Scholars Actuarial Academy

katie.cob.ilstu.edu/MHSSA_app2.html
This one-week program at Illinois State University is designed especially for African-American, Hispanic, and Native American high school students from across the state and nation who excel in mathematics, enjoy learning, and like to solve complicated problems.  If you have a passion for mathematics, and a appetite for knowledge, you may have what it takes to be an actuary.  This program will help you decide if an actuary career is a way to use your mathematical ability.  The program helps explain what actuaries do, where they work, what they have in common, and if an actuarial career might be a good choice for your students.  The Minority High School Scholars Actuarial Academy provides, at no cost, on-campus room and board, field trips, meals, and career information materials for students selected to attend the program.  Each student will also receive a $175 stipend to cover transportation and incidental expenses.  You will hear professional actuaries explain what they do, take field trips to insurance companies, and learn about Illinois State University's actuarial science and insurance programs and scholarships for minority students.  The one-week program takes place from July 16th, Sunday, to July 21st, 2006, Friday.  You must submit an application, transcript, and letter of recommendation from a math teacher or principal.  The selection process will begin after April 1, 2006 and continue until we have 25 participants. 
Program Cost: No cost for the program. Once selected $25 confirmation fee is applicable but returned in the $175 stipend given at the end of

Contact: smitche@ilstu.edu
Phone: 309-438-7797

Deadline: 04/01/06

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