Sam Golden Memorial Scholarship Program
The IIA of Arkansas Education Foundation
Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas Education Foundation is proud
to award advanced insurance education scholarships in honor of one of
the insurance industry's staunchest supporters.
Golden of Jonesboro spent most of his life involved in the insurance
business and when he passed away at the early age of 58, he was a
territory manager for Progressive Insurance. Not only was he
knowledgeable and loyal to his company, but he was known for helping
agencies, especially the smaller agencies, navigate through the
complexities of being successful in the insurance competitive
marketplace. He was twice selected as the recipient of the Association's
Field Representative of the Year Award. Sam was a huge supporter of the
Arkansas Big “I" and he served as the company representative on the
Board of the IIAA Education Foundation.
Sam Golden Memorial Scholarships will be awarded based on individual
character, career plans and leadership potential. Preference will be
given to family members and current employees of Arkansas Big I members.
To qualify for the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified
Insurance Service Representative (CISR) scholarships, applicants must be
actively involved in the insurance business. To qualify for the college
scholarships, applicants must have completed two years of college
requirements with plans to enter the field of property / casualty
There are two scholarship categories:
- The first scholarship category is for full tuition for first time attendees
to the Certified Insurance Counselor or Certified Insurance Service
Representative programs. There will be four $400 scholarships offered
for the CIC certification program and four $150 scholarships offered for
the CISR certification program. The scholarships must be used within
twelve months of being awarded and the recipient may attend the seminar
of their choosing.
- The second scholarship category is
for college or university students. There will be two $1000 scholarships
to an accredited college or university for students who have successfully completed two years of college requirements with plans to enter the insurance industry.
- Fill out required application forms.
- Be an Arkansas resident.
- Be actively involved or planning a career in insurance.
Download applications above and mail to:
IIAA Office at: 5000 North Shore Drive, North Little Rock, AR