Student Scholarship Application


PRIMA awards Annual Conference Scholarships to students interested in pursuing careers in the field of public risk management. Award recipients will receive complimentary conference registration, meals, hotel accommodations and transportation to the 2019 PRIMA Annual Conference. The scholarship affords selected students an opportunity to attend the educational sessions as well as the special events at the PRIMA Annual Conference. The 2019 PRIMA Annual Conference will take place June 9-12, 2019 in Orlando, FL.

Scholarship recipients are paired with a PRIMA member who is an experienced risk manager. The PRIMA member serves as a mentor who will help the students network and gain industry knowledge before, during and after PRIMA’s Annual Conference. The recipients will also receive a complimentary one-year student membership to PRIMA.

Download a copy of our Brochure and Application Today! 
Student Scholarship Brochure 
Student Scholarship Application 

Application Requirements

Each application packet must include the following items: 
1. A completed application form (this page).
2. A brief essay demonstrating your passion for public risk management:

a. Your academic major of study
b. Your career goals (include your public risk management goals)
c. Your reasons for applying for the PRIMA Student Scholarship
* The essay must be typed, double spaced and no more than 250 words.

3. A resume or list that includes:

a. Any awards or recognition that you received
b. Community/extracurricular involvement, especially those demonstrating leadership
c. Work/volunteer history, especially those linked to risk management

4. One letter of recommendation written by an advisor, instructor, or professor and addressed to:

PRIMA Education and Training
Public Risk Management Association
700 S. Washington Street, Suite 218
Alexandria, VA 22314

5. A certification form from the enrollment/records office confirming your current status as a full-time student (a copy of your class schedule will also be accepted).
6. A copy of your transcript (unofficial copies are accepted).


The application deadline is Friday, February 22, 2019
You are highly encouraged to electronically submit your application packet to You may also mail your application packet to:

Public Risk Management Association
PRIMA Education and Training
700 S. Washington Street, Suite 218
Alexandria, VA 22314

Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. Students will be notified of their selection on or before March 29, 2019. 

Meet the 2019 Annual Conference Student Scholars!

Sydney Stauffer

Sydney Stauffer is an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is majoring in Human Resources Management and Finance. Sydney serves as a Human Capital Intern for a global investment management firm and President of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Society for Human Resource Management student chapter. In addition to her college studies, Sydney is pursuing her Associate in Risk Management designation. Sydney’s career goal post-graduation, is to utilize her background in human resources, risk management, and finance to help ensure the financial stability and organizational safety of her employer.

Zakaria Hagig

Zakaria Hagig is an international student from Libya, graduating in May 2019 with double emphasis in Finance, Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Colorado Denver – Business School. He is also the president of Gamma Iota Sigma – Beta Mu, which is an international fraternity that supports and sustains students’ interest in finance, insurance, risk management and actuarial science as a profession. Zakaria has experience in the hospitality and insurance industries, and is currently interning with Velocity Global as a Global Risk Assessment since September 2018. Upon graduation, he is keen to pursue a career in Risk Management. 


Questions? Please contact Taquan Gilbert at 703.253.1271 or



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