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Scholarships & Training Funds

Several opportunities are available to assist the independent agent community in their pursuit of both quality insurance and higher education.

CIC & CISR  |   Outstanding CSR of the Year   
 1752 Club   |   Philip J. Farrell Memorial   |   Workforce Training Funds

CIC & CISR Scholarships

Each year 23 scholarships are awarded to applicants pursing their CIC or CISR designation.
 10 Scholarships will be awarded to first time attendees. 10 Scholarships will be awarded to individuals who are currently pursuing their designation. 3 Scholarships will be awarded to individuals who are designees.

For questions, please contact Darlene Mulcahy, Professional Development Manager, at 800-742-6363. 

Click Here for Application Form

National Alliance Outstanding CSR of the Year Award

Each year The National Alliance awards the Outstanding CSR of the Year to a deserving set of qualified CSRs. 
Nominees first compete on a state level. State winners will automatically be entered into the national competition.
Finalists and the National Award winner are granted a cash prize. 

Download the 2020 Outstanding CSR of the Year nomination form

Submit by May 1, 2020

Download the 2020 Outstanding CSR of the Year entry form

Submit by May 1, 2020

1752 Club Scholarships

Offered to insurance professionals who are pursuing their CIC and CISR designations.
Scholarships are awarded to cover the cost of one CIC/CISR Course.

Download the Caulkins Scholarship Application

Application deadline is July 1, 2019.

Download the Dwelly Scholarship Application

Application deadline is July 1, 2019.


Philip J. Farrell Memorial Scholarship

Two - $2,000 college scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors who have a relative (Parent/Step-Parent, Grandparent, Aunt or Uncle) who are employed at an Independent Insurance Agency in Massachusetts. Preference is given to agencies who are members of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA).

Application deadline is July 5, 2019.

Download the Application

Workforce Training Funds

The Workforce Training Fund is a state fund that provides financial resources to Massachusetts businesses to train current and newly hired employees. A number of MAIA classes are approved for the Workforce Training Fund Express Program.  

Apply for the Express Program Access Approved Courses
As a business, you must apply. Once approved - you can start using
these state dollars to help pay for MAIA classes!
Search "Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents" in the provider section
to see approved MAIA programs.

More About The Workforce Training Fund:
Available for businesses with 100 or fewer employees.
Grant funds are limited to $30,000 per company per calendar year and to $3,000 per employee per course.
Approved businesses will be reimbursed for up to 50% of the actual cost of training.
This fund was enacted into law in July 1998 and financed entirely by Massachusetts employers.

More information | Approved MAIA Courses | Helpful Hints 


If you have any questions, please contact the Education Team at 508-634-2900 or 800-742-6363.


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