Externs Awarded Prestigious CIAB Foundation Scholarships

August 28, 2020

Annually, the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB) awards academic scholarships through The Council Foundation to promising interns in our industry. To date, over $1,000,000 has been awarded to deserving college students.

The Council Foundation’s mission is to bring fresh, diverse talent into the brokerage sector by way of internships with member firms of CIAB. In awarding the scholarships, an independent selection committee looks for candidates who have the potential to excel as leaders and contributors in the commercial insurance brokerage business sector.

MMA interns have received $110,000 in scholarship totals over the past four years. This year, three of our summer externs were each the recipient of a $5,000 scholarship for their 2020-21 academic year. They are:

Alexandra Carty

Nominated by MMA Florida
*Named the Franklin Wheeler Scholar

John Reilly

Nominated by MMA Trion
*Named the Dave Oberkircher Future Leader Scholar

Devin Gilbertson

Nominated by MMA Upper Midwest

If you would like to inspire the next generation of industry talent, please consider making a donation to The Council Foundation and the Dave Oberkircher Future Leader’s Fund, which honors the legacy of Dave, founding principal of MMA Trion. In January 2018, The Council Foundation established this fund with backing from Oberkircher’s colleagues and friends in the insurance community to grow the Foundation’s impact and honor his legacy through scholarships. This year, John Reilly, who completed his externship with Trion, was named the Dave Oberkircher Future Leader Scholar. Alexandra Carty, who completed her externship with MMA Florida, was named the Franklin Wheeler Scholar. 

Congratulations to our scholarship recipients!