Academic Resources/Exam Support
The Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the Casualty Actuarial Society expanded the Diversity Exam Reimbursement Program for actuarial candidates. This program now offers qualified candidates exam reimbursements and study materials for two additional credentialing requirements.
Several actuarial organizations and employers collaborate to offer scholarship opportunities to underrepresented candidates in the actuarial profession.
- Actuarial Foundation Actuarial Diversity Scholarship
- IABA Bootcamp
- IABA Scholarship
- IABA Exam Prep Program
- OLA Academy and Academic Scholarship Program
- Milliman Opportunity Scholarship
- Mutual of Omaha Actuarial Scholarship for Minority Students
The SOA believes that by partnering with organizations at the forefront of the DEI efforts, we can strengthen our existing programs and commitment to better serve our members, the actuarial profession, actuarial employers and society.
Learn more about how you can support these organizations in their efforts for a more diverse, equitable and inclusive profession.
The Actuarial Foundation: The Foundation’s mission is to enhance math education and financial literacy through the talents and resources of actuaries.
International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA): A global network of thousands of black actuarial students and professional members, offering scholarships, mentoring and other programs and events
Organization of Latino Actuaries (OLA):An organization that offers support to increase the number of Latino actuaries by providing guidance mentorship and networking opportunities.
Sexuality and Gender Alliance of Actuaries (SAGAA). An organization that aims to facilitate connections between LGBTQ+ actuaries and allies to engage in community-wide dialogue about LGBTQ+ issues. This group intends to create a safe space for dialogue, community, and career encouragement, while also educating the broader actuarial profession.
The SOA continues to conduct research with a DEI focus as part of our commitment to address issues of social and racial disparities. We are committed to make a difference through our research, and increase diversity, equity and inclusion in the actuarial profession and in the communities where we live.
Read and listen to industry leaders and the SOA research team present the latest reports:
U.S. Population by Race report and podcast. This report covers historical mortality from 1999 – 2018 by race as categorized by population data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) WONDER database.
Mortality by Socioeconomic Category report and podcast. In this SOA-sponsored research report, Magali Barbieri, Ph.D., at the University of California-Berkeley, presents mortality analysis and rate estimate for the United States by year from 1982 through 2018, separately by socioeconomic quintile and decile.
Visit the SOA Research page to access reports, podcasts and much more on a variety of issues.