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Rio Salado College Insurance Studies Program Scholarship

Two scholarships are available for students pursuing Insurance Coursework.

Insurance Studies Program Scholarship

The RSC Insurance Studies Program Scholarship is privately-funded and open to Rio Salado College students. Students who would like to be considered for this scholarship must meet all of the eligibility criteria listed.
Scholarships are up to $500 to support tuition and expenses. The scholarship award amount is based on course enrollment in insurance studies courses.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Students are taking or will enroll in the following Insurance Studies Courses:
    • GBS 157 Insurance Industry Profession
    • GBS 258 Principles of Property and Liability Insurance
    • GBS 263 Personal Insurance
    • GBS 264 Commercial Insurance
  • Students are new with no GPA or a continuing student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students must have a financial need.

Students will be required to explain why they are interested in taking Insurance Courses as part of the application process.


The Rick Jones CPCU Memorial Scholarship

Rick Jones had a long and successful career in the Insurance and Financial Services Industry. He touched many lives in his profession. This scholarship is in the memory of Rick Jones, and is supported by the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Society - Arizona Chapter.
Five scholarships for $500 to support tuition and expenses are available for award. The scholarship will apply to courses taken in the Certificate of Completion or the Associate Applied Science Insurance Studies program. Each student may be awarded The Rick Jones CPCU Scholarship no more than twice.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Students are taking or will enroll in:
    • GBS 157 Insurance Industry Profession
    • GBS 258 Principles of Property and Liability Insurance
    • GBS 263 Personal Insurance
    • GBS 264 Commercial Insurance
    • Other courses required to complete the Certificate of Completion or Associate in Applied Science in Insurance Studies
  • Students are new student with no GPA or a continuing student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students will be required to explain their interest in working within the Insurance industry as part of the application process. Scholarships receipents will also be asked to attend one Arizona CPCU Society Chapter Luncheon.
  • If you have specific questions regarding this scholarship, contact todd.aakhus@riosalado.edu, and include Rick Jones CPCU Scholarship in the email title.

Apply for Scholarships


These scholarships are a great opportunity to start the Insurance Studies Certificate Program at Rio Salado College. The Insurance Industry is growing in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Region, and great jobs are available to begin a career.