The CAS Trust Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the CAS Trust Scholarship: Ann Pogrebitskiy, Kristen Marshall and Adam Lathan.
Ann Pogrebitskiy, a junior at The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, double majoring in actuarial science and finance, and minoring in computer science, mathematics, and statistics, is this year’s recipient of the $10,000 CAS Trust Scholarship.
“I am incredibly honored to be selected as one of the scholarship recipients this year,” she said. Pogrebitskiy is currently interning at Cigna, within the Group Healthcare Expense Pricing sector. Her internship allows her to analyze expense allocation factors to determine how expenses are included in group case premiums, as well as to communicate with various matrix partners in order to learn how financial reporting currently allocates expenses. “Becoming an actuary is no easy feat, but having the support of an organization like the CAS simplifies the process and makes a complicated career path understandable. I have worked very hard to get to where I am today, and this award means that I am heading in the right direction. I hope that winning this award inspires other young aspiring actuaries to take the chances they think are impossible.”
Kristen Marshall, a senior at Illinois State University working towards a major in actuarial science and a minor in risk management and insurance, has been awarded a $5,000 CAS Trust Scholarship. “As an aspiring Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, I am truly honored to be chosen as one of the recipients of the prestigious CAS Trust Scholarship. I am blown away by the generous support from the industry through scholarships, internships, and conferences that foster the next generation of leaders,” Marshall said. During her senior year, Marshall will serve as co-president of the Actuarial Club and treasurer of Christian Business Leaders. Throughout the remainder of her college career, she will continue to gain experience through her internship at Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, where she has accepted a full-time offer after graduation. “I look forward to the opportunity to meet actuaries from across the nation at the Annual Meeting in the fall. For my senior year at Illinois State University, I am excited to help improve participation in the Actuarial Club and to pay it forward by taking the time to help younger students find their way in the competitive field of actuarial science. Finally, I would like to thank my family, co-workers, professors, and classmates who supported me in pursuing my passion.”
Adam Lathan is an actuarial science, data analytics and information systems major, and a rising junior at Drake University. He has been awarded a $5,000 CAS Trust Scholarship. “I am incredibly honored to be selected as one of the scholarship recipients this year,” Lathan said. Lathan recently completed an actuarial internship at the Iowa Farm Bureau, where he contributed to the creation of automated reporting tools to be used across multiple departments, as well as working on automation, reducing runtime by over 50 percent, or roughly 20 hours. Prior to his internship at the Farm Bureau, Lathan worked as a project associate at Bridge Solutions, studying historical pricing methods for microinsurance products, among other tasks. “Receiving this scholarship helps me with more than just paying for school — it gives me the confidence of knowing that there is a wealth of support and resources for aspiring actuaries like myself.”
To learn more about the CAS Trust Scholarship, and to apply for next year, be on the lookout for the 2018-2019 announcement and application in fall 2018.