Applications for the 2017 ANZIIF TurksLegal Claims Scholarship will open in August 2017.
The annual ANZIIF and TurksLegal Claims Scholarship provides a career development opportunity for professionals working in general insurance.
The Scholarship winner can choose between either of the following prizes:
- An international conference package worth $8000, including registration to the 2018 Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo in the USA, return airfares, accommodation and $500 spending money.
- $5000 cash and registration to the 2018 ANZIIF/AICLA Claims Convention in Australia with return flights and accommodation.
The ANZIIF TurksLegal Claims Scholarship runner-up will be awarded registration to the 2018 ANZIIF Claims Convention in Australia and receive return flights and two nights’ accommodation during the event.
Entrants must be Australian residents, work directly in general insurance and be based in Australia. Entry is not open to lawyers, accountants or medico-legal consultants, employed in capacities other than as direct employees of a general insurance company (this includes reinsurance companies or insurance claims management companies). Entry is not open to members of the ANZIIF Board or ANZIIF employees.
Entrants must submit an application form together with an essay (2,500 word maximum) answering one of the five questions that appear on the application form.
The 2016 ANZIIF TurksLegal Claims Scholarship winner was Jason Courtenay, Claims Manager at Bellrock Construction Surety. Jason submitted his winning entry on the topic of the Insurer's Right to Choose the Risk it Wishes to Accept.
The runner-up prize was awarded to Shane Cornford, Claims Officer at SLE Underwriting Corporation, for his essay on whether it’s time to review the scope and power of the FOS.