Between April 1st - May 31st each year, students may submit an application for one of the SILA Foundation scholarships awards for use at an accredited post-secondary college or university. Post-graduate studies apply. Students must be enrolled in one of the following disciplines: Insurance/Compliance/Risk Management, Finance/Accounting/Actuarial Science, Business Administration, Business Information, Business/Management Information Systems, Law/Paralegal, and/or Information Technology. Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours OR be employed part-time and enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours OR be employed full-time and enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours at an accredited post-secondary school. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
The purpose of the SILA Foundation is to provide an educational forum for the public. Educational content will cover Financial Services, specifically Securities and/or Insurance, and its purpose will be to develop and/or improve individuals’ capabilities regarding Financial Services. Activities may include educational materials, courses, public discussion groups, forums, panels, lectures, personal career development, mentoring, job training, job fairs, or other programs as determined by the SILA Foundation Board of Trustees.