Gongaware Scholarship

This scholarship is only open to new freshmen. Students already attending Indiana State are not eligible.

Gongaware Scholarships are four-year renewable awards available to students majoring in insurance and risk management with the intention of pursuing a career in the financial services or insurance and risk management industry. Examples of such careers include: financial planning, sales, financial analyst, claims adjuster, underwriting, actuary, insurance broker, and insurance agent. Recipients have demonstrated high academic performance, involvement in high school and their community, and shown leadership potential.

Being selected as a Gongaware Scholar is not just about the scholarship. The $9,000 award is a funding vehicle to bring you to Indiana State. The true value can be found in the Professional Development Program. The program is heavily focused on both professional and personal growth through experiential learning, industry relationships, and personalized coaching. For more information about the Professional Development Program and its Scholars, please visit the following website

$9,000 per year, with an additional $3,000 in a professional development account to be utilized over the 4 years
Supplemental Questions
  1. Parent or Guardian Name
  2. Relationship to Student
  3. Parent or Guardian Address (if different than the student's)
  4. Parent or Guardian Contact Number
  5. Parent or Guardian Email
  6. Upload an up-to-date resume that demonstrates your leadership roles and activities.
  7. Please submit an essay in a Word document answering the following questions:

    1. What are your long-term career goals and why?

    2. Why are you an outstanding candidate for the Gongaware Scholarship? Please share examples.

    3. How have you used your leadership skills to effectively manage an organization or lead a team? Please share examples.
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