Actuarial Sciences Scholarship Information

David and Maria Biewer Actuarial Student Support Fund

Description: Provides scholarships to undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences who are majoring in actuarial science or graduate students pursuing an MAQRM degree in the Department of Mathematics.

Qualifications: To qualify, candidates must present proof of passing actuarial exams. The amount of scholarships awarded will vary with a maximum award of up to the cost of the exam.

Application Process: The Math Department faculty solicits exam reimbursements requests from all Actuarial Science majors and pre-majors twice a year via email (fall, spring). Look for the email message in your OSU inbox and respond to their request for exam passage documentation.

Recognition of Donors: David & Maria Biewer and friends of Actuarial Science have established this scholarship fund to support Actuarial Science students in their career preparation endeavors. David is a 1991 BS in Mathematics (Actuarial Science) graduate who is the current CFO of Esurance (an AllState company).


State Auto

Every year a scholarship of $1,000-3,000+ is awarded to a junior (a student who will NOT graduate in the coming May) in actuarial science at OSU. The scholarship is both merit- and need-based. If you want to apply, please contact Daniel Poole ( by Friday, January 31 with the following information:

  • a personal statement which includes your BIO background, academic goals, number of actuarial exams taken and passed, outside-the-classroom experience, eventual career goal, and what a scholarship would mean to you
  • a copy of your resume
  • a simple statement in your response email giving us permission to share your profile and resume with State Auto

In addition, it is strongly recommended that you file a scholarship application with the college and file a FAFSA application.


Milliman For the State of Ohio Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships to students majoring in actuarial science, data analytics, mathematics, or statistics. Special consideration is given to students who are a member of an organization that is open to all, but whose mission seeks to advance the needs of populations who are historically underrepresented in one of these majors. If applicable, the personal statement should describe related organization involvement along with other requested information. To apply for this scholarship, please see the OSU College of Arts and Sciences shared application webpage.


Griffith Foundation Scholarships

The Griffith Foundation Scholarships are offered periodically. When available, information will be posted on the Griffith Foundation website.