Membership & Education


Graduate Scholarship Program

The Graduate Scholarship Program (GSP) promotes research and/or graduate-level coursework in actuarial science, to accelerate the transfer of new technology and original knowledge to the industry.

Three scholarships of up to $10,000 each are available to eligible master’s students.

Scholarships for part-time student support: $5,000 for the first year, renewable for one more year will also be considered.

Who is Eligible?

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Planning to start a master’s program in September 2018, or already enrolled in first year of graduate studies (began September 2017 or January 2018).
  • Field of study is actuarial science or a cognate discipline in Canada. (A master’s program in mathematics, statistics, business, or finance with an actuarial concentration may also be eligible, but preference will be given to those applying to departments with a recognized actuarial leader/researcher.)
  • Undergraduate degree in actuarial science or a related discipline earned before August 31, 2018.
  • Demonstrated interest in pursuing a professional actuarial designation. (Preference will be given to students pursuing professional actuarial exams and/or CIA University Accreditation Program credits.)

Note: Master’s programs focused solely on the preliminary actuarial exam syllabus are not eligible. While the CIA welcomes all scholarship applications for actuarial graduate programs, in the case of a tie for the three scholarships, preference will be given to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

Applications for the Graduate Scholarship Program are no longer being accepted for the 2018 year. Successful recipients will be notified once a decision has been reached.

Selection criteria and award process