Funds Held by GSU RMF
The most versatile of all the RMF funds, these monies provide for supplemental funding above that available through normal state funding. This fund enables the department chair to allocate additional resources to support the department's teaching, research, and service mission; provide scholarships to deserving students; acquire current technology, publications, and subscriptions; support travel to industry meetings and symposia; and provide funding for rapid decision making on urgent issues that may arise.
This fund supports the activities of the department's research center. The center conducts research and disseminates information on trends and issues that broadly impact the areas of insurance and risk management. Also supported by this fund is the Insurance Research and Education Initiative. This initiative sponsors and disseminates valuable applied research and information on risk and insurance to support optimal private and public decisions.
This chair is named for Professor Batten whose 30-plus years at Georgia State University helped produce an actuarial science program that is one of the most successful in the world and the largest of its kind in the United States. The mission of the chair is to maintain and enhance the existing Actuarial Science program, and the funds are used for the benefit of the program, its faculty, and students. This program chair is held by the director of the Actuarial Science program. The endowment supporting this fund is held in the Georgia State University Foundation (GSUF), Inc.
This fund assists the very best Bermudian students in pursuing an education in risk management at Georgia State University.
This chair, named after the founder of the Department of Risk Management & Insurance, is held by the chair of the department. Chair funds are used to attract and retain excellent teaching and research faculty; attract and support talented students through scholarships and fellowships; attract and retain future program heads who are highly respected both in academia and in the risk management and insurance profession; and to support various activities of the risk management and insurance program. NOTE: The endowment supporting this fund is held in the Georgia State University Foundation (GSUF), Inc.
Contributions to this fund are received from alumni and friends for the support of scholarships. Awards are made to undergraduate and graduate students, as funds are available.
Friends and colleagues of Mr. Hunter established this scholarship in honor of his long and distinguished career in the insurance industry. Mr. Hunter also contributed generously to fund this scholarship to provide annual scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students.
Friends and colleagues of Dr. Palmer established this professorship upon his retirement in 2001 as professor and chair of the RMI department. It honors his 27-year career of excellence at Georgia State University by supporting the valuable research and teaching activities of a member of the RMI faculty. Richard D. Phillips, associate professor of risk management and insurance, currently holds the professorship. The endowment supporting this fund is held in the Georgia State University Foundation (GSUF), Inc.
In keeping with its continuing commitment to education, mentoring, research, and technological advancements in the insurance industry, New York Life Foundation established this fund at Georgia State University in 2000. The fund supports the highly visible teaching, research, and service activities of the NYL Professor, a position currently held by David P. Richardson, assistant professor of risk management and insurance in the RMI department. The fund also supports two of the department's innovative programs including the New York Life International Fellows Program and the New York Life Minority Scholars Program. The endowment supporting this fund is held in the Georgia State University Foundation (GSUF), Inc.
The James S. Kemper Foundation established this fund in 2001 in honor of James Scott Kemper, founder of the Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company and the related Kemper companies, and his commitment to the advancement of higher education. The fund primarily supports the highly visible teaching, research, and service activities of the Kemper Professor, a position currently held by Martin F. Grace, professor of risk management and insurance and legal studies in the RMI department. The endowment supporting this fund is held in the Georgia State University Foundation (GSUF), Inc.
This scholarship is named in honor of Professor John W. Hall whose 19-year tenure as chair of the Georgia State University Department of Risk Management & Insurance was noted as a period of growth and excellence. Scholarships are awarded to qualified graduate students majoring in programs offered by the Department of Risk Management & Insurance. Selection is based on leadership and integrity.
This fund consists of residuals from the department's management of the LIC Seminars, previously offered through GSU.
The International Visiting Fellows Program, sponsored by Munich Reinsurance Company (Munich, Germany) and Georgia State University, is an executive education program conducted annually. Eight visiting fellows from Munich Re and ceding companies attend a two-month intensive program on U.S. insurance practices. Classes are specifically designed for the group and their studies include a research project and field trips to various risk management and insurance organizations.
This scholarship is funded by the Atlanta Chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society. Merit-based scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate and graduate students interested in risk management. Not guaranteed on an annual basis.
Endowed by The Starr Foundation, this fund provides scholarships to full-time students majoring in actuarial science or risk management and insurance. Priority is given to graduate students, but undergraduate students who have at least two years of coursework and who have outstanding potential are considered. (Endowed Fund generates interest for operating fund.)
Endowed by a grant from the Helen C. Leith Foundation, this fund was established to support insurance education and research. Scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate and graduate students. (Endowed Fund generates interest for operating fund.)
This scholarship fund is named after its founder, J. Ed Bell, long-time Thomaston, Georgia, State Farm agent and ardent supporter of education. This endowed scholarship provides one $1,000 scholarship each academic year to a junior, senior, or graduate student with a dedicated major in risk management and insurance at Georgia State University.
General funds provided by RIMS in support of risk and insurance management. Generally used to support students to attend meetings and special programs.
This $2,500 annual scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who is interested in claims and majoring in risk management and insurance. This scholarship was endowed by Mr. Morgan's friends and colleagues to recognize his contributions and dedication to the insurance profession.