RIMS CEO, Mary Roth, and RIMS President, Nowell Seaman, with the 2017 ABSIP Scholars and members of the RIMS Student Advisory Council.
In 2018, RIMS will sponsor 30
students in the US and Canada, and 6 international students (not
enrolled at a university in US & Canada) to attend the RIMS Annual
Conference & Exposition in San Antonio.
Nomination Period Closed: December 1, 2017 (Opens again September 2018)
Please read the information below to learn about the nomination process.
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.
*Nomination guidelines and dates are subject to change.
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
- $650 cash stipend for students to cover travel and incidental expenses.*
*Stipend amount will be different for the six 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.
will make travel arrangements in coordination with RIMS New York
office. Arrival will be Saturday, April 14, 2018 and departure
Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
Questions?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.