Scholarships & Training Funds

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

1752 Club Scholarships for CIC & CISR Candidates  
CIC & CISR Scholarships 
 Outstanding CSR of the Year Awards  
Philip J. Farrell Memorial College Scholarship 
Workforce Training Funds

1752 Club Scholarships for CIC & CISR Candidates

Offered to insurance professionals who are pursuing their CIC and CISR designations.
Scholarships are awarded to cover the cost of one CIC/CISR Course.
Now Accepting 2020 Applications!
Submission deadline is July 1, 2020.

Download the Caulkins CIC Scholarship Application

Download the Dwelly CISR Scholarship Application

CIC & CISR Scholarships

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

2020 Applications Are Now Closed
For questions, please contact Lynne McLain, Education Director, 508-634-7372. 

Outstanding CSR of the Year Awards from National Alliance

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. 
2020 Nominations Are Now Closed.

Philip J. Farrell Memorial Scholarship

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

2020 Applications Coming Soon

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 Massachusetts for-profit businesses.
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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