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scholarships: scholarships The Big "I" National Young Agents Committee (YAC) encourages young agents – those under 40 years of age or with less than 5 years experience in the industry – to become aware of and get involved in the activities and programs of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big "I").
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Young Agent Scholarships


Big "I" Legislative Conference Scholarships
The Big “I” national Young Agents Committee offers two different scholarships to help young agents attend the Big “I” Legislative Conference.

April 13-15, 2016
Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel
To check out the line-up or register for the event, visit the Big “I” website.​
Scholarship Question? Send to Diane Mattis at  

 $500 State Nominated Scholarships
Each state is eligible for up to two $500 scholarships to assist first-time young agent attendees. State association staff chooses the recipients and must notify national of their selection by submitting one application for each recipient on or before March 15, 2016. AGENTS: please contact your state association to see if you are eligible for the award.

Deadline for agents to send application to state associations: March 1, 2016.
Deadline for state associations to send nomination(s) to national: March 15, 2016.

$500 Application: YAC-16-500-scholarships.pdfYAC-16-500-scholarships.pdf

Where do you return the application?
  • ​Please submit the $500 scholarship application to your state association young agents liaison.
  • State associations, please submit your nomination(s) to

 $1000 Maurice Herndon Scholarship 
First-time young agent attendees may also apply for the Maurice Herndon Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is presented to one individual in honor of Maurice Herndon, who spearheaded many of the grassroots initiatives that make the Big "I" who we are today.

Deadline for essay submission is March 1, 2016.

Where do you return the application?