Ensuring the longevity and prosperity of the American Agency System is an important part of FAIA’s education mission. FAIA programs help support students—whether they are going from classroom to career, extending their education in college, or currently in college—with pertinent curriculum, job shadowing opportunities, scholarships, and internships. FAIA also offers classroom support for teachers and a wealth of insurance resources for those new to the business.
InVEST is an insurance-education program designed to develop the insurance work force of the future. InVEST programs are active in 200 high schools nationally with more than 30 in Florida. Learn how you can get involved.
Since 1990, FAIA has partnered with the Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance at FSU to provide scholarships to FSU students. Every February, we ask FSU professors to submit candidates for the Tom C. Johnson and William "Buddy" T. McCue Scholarships.
The selection criteria for both awards includes, but is not limited to, the following:
The scholarships are administered by FAIA's Good Works Fund, and students who receive awards are presented with a a check and plaque at the annual scholarship meeting of the FSU Insurance and Risk Management Society. For more information about the scholarships, e-mail Laura Waltke at FSU's College of Business.
The FAIA Good Works Fund supports charitable activity within the insurance industry, giving priority to insurance education including scholarship programs. Created in 2009 with a $500,000 board-approved donation from FAIA, the fund:
Learn how you can help support the fund.
FAIA, in conjunction with Florida State University's College of Business, offers six-month internships to students pursuing a career in insurance or risk management. This internship is designed to provide a hands-on learning experience that familiarizes student with the challenges facing independent insurance agencies. Learn more and apply.