New York, NY – RIMS recently resented 36 students with a 2022 Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program grant. The program, sponsored by The Spencer Educational Foundation, recognizes the achievements of outstanding undergraduate and graduate risk management and insurance students. The students will receive complimentary registration and funds for travel and accommodations to attend RISKWORLD™, the premier risk management and insurance conference in the world scheduled for April 10 – 13 in San Francisco.
The ABSIP continues to recognize exceptional risk management and insurance undergraduates from outside of North America. The 2022 international group includes six students. One from Lingnan University in Hong Kong; three from the National Insurance Academy in India; and two from Universidad EAFIT in Colombia.
“As business leaders around the world demonstrate a greater commitment to strengthening their risk management capabilities, it is critical that RIMS commits its resources to building a pipeline of talented professionals to meet those expectations,” said RIMS President Patrick Sterling. “Through the ABSIP, we give these dynamic students a first-hand glimpse at the world of opportunity waiting for them as risk professionals. We are proud to work with Spencer to offer this valuable learning experience.”
“Spencer is proud of our long-standing partnership with RIMS and appreciates the opportunity to support student involvement at all RIMS conferences,” said Spencer Executive Director Megan Miller. “The ABSIP program is pivotal for students, not only providing them with the funds to experience the conference but it also creates genuine excitement on their campuses about the opportunities and rewards of entering into the risk management and insurance industries.”
Initiated as a pilot program at the 1978 RIMS Annual Conference, the program recognizes exceptional students involved in the study of risk management, and has grown into a differentiating part of the RIMS Annual Conference and Exhibition. The program became known as the Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program in 1997 to honor Ms. Benedetti’s commitment to developing the next generation of risk professionals.
For more information about opportunities and resources developed for risk management students, visit RIMS Student Resource Center at www.rims.org/community/students. For more information about Spencer, visit www.Spencered.org.