1997-98 Wooddy Scholarships AwardedThe Actuarial Education and Research Fund (AERF) has announced the winners of the John Culver Wooddy scholarships for 1997-98. Four college seniors will receive the $2,000 scholarships, established by the estate of John Culver Wooddy, a distinguished former actuary who provided funds to help worthy actuarial students complete their education. Wooddy died in 1987.
The 1997-98 Wooddy scholarship recipients are:
- Jennifer Cardello (Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts), nominated by Eric T. Quinto
- Jocelyn Norton (Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania), nominated by Bryan V. Hearsey
- Matthew Rustige (Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri), nominated by Leonard Asimow
- Raman Srivastava (University of Waterloo, Ontario), nominated by Harry H. Panjer.
Thirty-four schools in the U.S. and Canada sent in applications for the scholarships. The next round of applications will be accepted in June 1998.
Undergraduates are eligible if they are scheduled for senior standing in the semester after the scholarship is awarded, rank in the top quartile of their classes, have successfully completed at least one actuarial examination, and are nominated by a professor at their school. Applicants must also submit a brief essay. Preference is given to candidates who have demonstrated leadership potential through extracurricular activities.