College Bound

Who can apply?

Current InVEST seniors, InVEST college students or former InVEST graduates.

What does it cover?

If you plan to use the funds to pursue a two or four year college degree, this scholarship is right for you. Applicants must be InVEST graduates pursuing a degree with an emphasis on insurance, risk management, actuarial science or business with the intent of pursuing an insurance related career after graduation.

How do I apply?

  • The application is online, but you need to prepare a few things in advance.

    What should I prepare?

  • If you are under the age of 18, have your parents complete the Parent/Guardian release.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or mentor.  InVEST teachers and volunteers are preferred.  Recommendation letter MUST be signed.
  • Answer a question from an insurance case study provided (as a link) in the application.
  • Write a 500-word essay detailing the following:
    • The benefits of having participated in InVEST
    • Your plans for further education and how these plans were influenced by InVEST
    • Other activities that demonstrate your interests and abilities like academic honor societies, sports, extracurricular activities, internships or after-school jobs.
  • A copy of a current school transcript which includes grade point average to date
  • A photograph OPTIONAL (an original class picture preferred)

Entries are judged on creativity, content, format, grammar, spelling, and punctuation – and the deadline to apply is March 22, 2019. All entries become the property of InVEST.

Please use your regular email (not a school email) that you check regularly and will have access to after you graduate when applying.


Helpful Tips:

  • Draft and edit your essay in a word document and then copy and paste it into the online application form. The online form does not have spell check or other editing features.
  • Save your recommendation letter on the computer so they are easy to upload.
  • If you cannot obtain an electronic copy of your transcript or don’t have access to a scanner for paper copy, you may mail it to us, but please include your scholarship log-in and password so we may upload it.  
  • If you cannot scan your parent / guardian release form, you may mail it to us, but please include your scholarship log-in and password so we may upload It.

For questions concerning scholarships, contact InVEST at or 1.800.221.7917.