Mi Pham ‘20TCB, a rising senior at St. John’s University’s School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science, has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship by Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd., an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market.
Pham, a Risk Management and Insurance major, was selected as the winner of Argo’s “Sea Change” Scholarship, based on an essay she wrote in which she detailed a time when courage helped her overcome a personal obstacle, and a female role model helped her succeed.
The Argo Group “Sea Change” Scholarship aims to recognize women’s leadership and personal courage. It aligns with the values expressed in Sea Change, a short documentary about women breaking barriers in sailing, which Argo released last summer.
“We’re honored to present the ‘Sea Change’ Scholarship for Women in Insurance to Mi as she finishes her education and embarks on her career,” said Gary Grose, group producer management and marketing leader at Argo Group, and president of Colony Specialty. “At Argo, we are committed to encouraging diversity in the workplace, and opening doors for women looking to pursue insurance.”
“We’re proud to have worked with Argo Group to identify a stellar insurance industry student for the ‘Sea Change’ Scholarship,” said Maureen Furlong Weber, director of St. John’s University’s School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science. “Mi is an emerging leader in this industry. She pushes herself to learn as much as possible in the classroom, on the job through her risk management internship, and through engagement with her mentors.
“We are tremendously grateful to generous, supportive industry partners such as Argo, which demonstrate their commitment to young talent with initiatives like this.”
The scholarship will be applied to Pham’s education for the 2019–20 academic year.