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Scholarships

The Montana Insurance Education Foundation administers two insurance industry-specific scholarships and one college scholarship program.

imageThe Montana Insurance Education Foundation established the Rick Mart Memorial Scholarship in recognition of Rick Mart's passion and dedication to the independent agency system and young agents. This scholarship is designed to help young agents attend their first Big "I" event. 

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 MIEF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law

How to Apply

1. Download and complete the application. 
 
2. Submit your application at least 45 days prior to the event you wish to attend.
 
3. Email or mail the completed application to:
 
MIEF
Attn: Mart Scholarship
3131 Dredge Drive
Helena MT 59602

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I use this scholarship for?

First time attendance at an event held by the IIAM.

Who can apply?

You must be a Young Agent and a first-time attendee. 

How much is the scholarship?

Up to $150 for registration and/or reasonable expenses, reimbursed after the event.

Who qualifies as a young agent?

​Those under age 40 or with less than 5 years experience in the industry.

Do I have to be a member?

No, although members are given priority in the selection process.

The Darrell L Bjornson Memorial Scholarship was founded by colleagues and friends of Darrell's as a way to commemorate his contributions to the insurance industry and his unflagging support of continuing education for Montana agents.
 
In 2013, the MIEF Board of Directors widened the focus to promote professional development for everyone from support staff to producers to agency owners, and renamed it the Darrel L Bjornson Professional Development Scholarship.
 
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How to Apply

1. Download and complete the scholarship application
 
2. Submit at least 60 days prior to the program you wish to attend
 
3. Email or mail the completed application to:
 
MIEF
Attn: Bjornson Scholarship
3131 Dredge Drive
Helena, MT 59602
education@iiamt.org
The Tom and Marilyn Maddox Living Memorial Scholarship is a college level scholarship program available to IIA of Montana agency members and their staff for high-school graduates wishing to further their education.
 
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How to Apply

1. Download and complete the application.

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2. Gather supporting documents (listed on application)
 
3. Submit application and documents by May 31st to:
 
MIEF
Attn: Maddox Scholarship
3131 Dredge Drive
Helena MT 59602
education@iiamt.org

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

High school graduate, first or second year college student with a minimum 2.5 gpa who is a(n)

  • family member of an owner or employee of an IIAM member agency
  • immediate family member of a Big Sky Lifetime member
  • immediate family member of association staff*

How much is the award?

$500, awarded after the first quarter/semester of the following school year.

When is the deadline?

May 31st each year