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Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program

The application period starts on September 12, 2016 and closes December 2, 2016.
Each year, RIMS sponsors a group of outstanding students studying risk and insurance management to attend the RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition. RIMS provides airfare, hotel expenses, registration, and a small stipend for these students. In 2017, RIMS will sponsor 30 students in the US and Canada, and 2 international students (not enrolled at a university in US & Canada) to attend the RIMS Annual Conference & Exposition in Philadelphia.

How to Apply
RIMS invites your institution to submit a maximum of 2 student nominations to participate in our Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program. The selection process includes nomination by a department head of a university or college and a review of the nomination and support materials by the RIMS Student Advisory Council.

These nominations and all supporting material are to be sent electronically to by December 2, 2016 by 5:00pm EST.
US & Canada Application

Student sponsorship includes
  • Complimentary conference registration for nominating professor or department head to mentor student(s) at the event
  • Complimentary conference registration for students
  • Hotel accommodations for students (two students to a room)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and some evening meals for students and nominating professor or department head mentor
  • $600 cash stipend for students to cover travel and incidental expenses.*

*Stipend amount will be different for the two international students.

Anita Benedetti scholars will receive mentorship; participate in stimulating conference sessions, gain valuable career development skills, and network with members of the SAC (practicing risk professionals), RIMS Board of Directors, insurers, brokers, and other industry professionals.

The successful students will be notified on February 7, 2016.

Students will make travel arrangements in coordination with RIMS New York office. Arrival will be Saturday, April 22, 2017 and departure Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

Contact Josh Lamangan, Membership Development Manager via email or at (212) 655-5918

History of ABSIP

The RIMS Student Involvement Program was initiated as a pilot program at the 1987 Annual Conference in New Orleans. Due to the overwhelming success of this project, a standing committee was created, and the program has become a permanent part of the RIMS Annual Conference. In 1997, the name was changed to the Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program to honor the late Anita Benedetti, former Deputy Executive Director of the Risk and Insurance Management Society. Inc. (RIMS) and President of the Spencer Educational Foundation, Inc.




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