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Actuarial Foundation Update

“Quench the Thirst” Campaign Progresses; Scholarships Awarded
Nation’s High School Teachers Move “Building Your Future” to the Head of the Class

Thanks to the generous support of actuaries and corporate sponsors through The Actuarial Foundation’s successful “Quench The Thirst” campaign, the “Building Your Future” high school financial literacy curriculum has reached more than 3,700 high school teachers across the country. This translates to a minimum of 90,000 students receiving a personal financial literacy education. Engaging and informative, “Building Your Future” gives teens a lifetime of sound personal financial and money management skills, covering topics such as credit cards, loans, investment risk and diversification, and bank accounts.

Teachers have definitely shown interest in the curriculum, but the question stood: Do they find the material interesting and engaging once they receive it? We wanted answers, so we surveyed nearly 2,000 teachers who received our materials and asked them to grade our work. Not surprisingly, they gave “Building Your Future” high marks. You can read a snapshot of their review in the latest issue of the Actuarial Foundation Newsletter.

The “Thirst” Remains
Thanks to the generosity of actuaries nationwide, we have made an impact with “Building Your Future,” but as word continues to spread about this valuable curriculum, more and more teachers are adding their names to the waiting list for materials. You can do your part by sponsoring a school on our list.

Foundation Awards 39 Scholarships
In the spirit of raising awareness for the actuarial profession and attracting the most talented young people to it, the Foundation is proud to announce it has awarded scholarships to 39 students for this school year. The Foundation awarded 23 Actuarial Diversity Scholarships, two Caribbean Actuarial Scholarships, 13 John Culver Wooddy Scholarships, and one Actuary of Tomorrow-Stuart A. Robertson Memorial Scholarship.

Stay Up to Date With the Foundation
Get caught up on the Foundation’s recent activities in our latest newsletter and 2009 Annual Report and stay tuned to the website for regular updates.   

ACTUARIAL FOUNDATION LINKS

Actuarial Foundations Newsletter
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Actuarial Foundation 2009 Annual Report
http://www.actuarialfoundation.org/publications/annual_reports.shtml

Actuarial Foundation Web Site
www.ActuarialFoundation.org

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