Conference Scholarships

In an effort to provide PRIMA members with an opportunity to further their risk management education, PRIMA has established several scholarships, which will award $1,500 scholarships to attend the PRIMA Annual Conference in Phoenix.

Deadline for the 2017 Annual Conference Scholarships has passed. Congratulations to the recipients. 

Scholarship Benefits

Each scholarship recipient receives: $1,500 financial assistance to be applied to a complimentary registration along with three nights of lodging and a $250 stipend.

Small Entity Scholarship

The PRIMA Small Entity Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to help staff and officials of small public jurisdictions attend the PRIMA Annual Conference. In 2017, scholarships will be awarded to up to 15 individuals whose organizations do not have the budget resources to send someone to PRIMA’s national public sector risk management conference. Scholarship recipients can attend dozens of conference sessions, meet and learn from vendors and suppliers and network with public sector risk management professionals from across the country. A small entity is defined as:

  • a municipality with a population of 50,000 or fewer, or
  • a county with a population of 100,000 or fewer, or
  • a school district with an average daily attendance of 8,000 or fewer

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PRIMA Government Member Scholarship

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With the economic challenges that public entities across the country are facing, professional development has taken a hard hit. PRIMA's Annual Conference Scholarship supports PRIMA government members with a $1,500 scholarship to attend the Annual Conference. The number of scholarships awarded in 2016 will be determined once the initial fundraising drive has concluded. Only government members of PRIMA qualify for this scholarship.

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Non-Risk Manager Scholarship

This scholarship is for non-risk managers who have the responsibility of supervising and directing the position of risk managers in his/her public entity, but do not have the responsibility of the day to day to job functions of the risk manager. Applicants must be a leadership-level manager with a public entity, including positions such as CFO, Director, Executive Director, Deputy Director or Superintendent for at least two years.

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Tribal Scholarship

This scholarship affords conference attendence to an individual who is a risk management professional that performs job responsibilities including, but limited to; insurance procurement, claims and incident handing, risk mitigation, claims management, emergency management (such as natural disasters, flooding and fire) safety operations, legal, health and/or benefits for a tribal organization.

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Recipient’s Responsibilities

It is not expected that the $1,500 scholarship award will cover every expense related to attending the conference. Recipients will be responsible for funding the expenses not covered by the award. Recipients are expected to attend a full complement of educational sessions and other events held during PRIMA’s 2017 Annual Conference. Recipients also will be asked to complete a brief evaluation of the scholarship program at the end of the conference. This scholarship is not transferable and in the case that the applicant cannot attend PRIMA’s 2017 Annual Conference, the recipient must notify PRIMA within five days of receiving notification of the scholarship award.

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