Sarah Jones, a senior in applied mathematics at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been awarded the Curtis E. Huntington Scholarship in recognition of her academic achievements in actuarial science.
The O’Fallon, Missouri, native was among 10 other recipients of the $2,000 scholarship.
The one-year scholarship is awarded to applicants who are full-time graduating seniors in the top quartile of their class who have successfully completed at least one actuarial examination and who have been recommended by a faculty member.
Dr. Akim Adekpedjou, associate professor of statistics, recommended Jones.
“When she was in my statistics class, I noticed she was a very intelligent student and stood out from the group,” Adekpedjou says. “I am extremely happy for her; she deserves it.”
The scholarship was named for Curtis E. Huntington, a professor at the University of Michigan and a professional actuary, to recognize his commitment and contribution to the profession and to his students.
The scholarship is funded through the Actuarial Foundation by donations from the Casualty Actuarial Society, the Conference of Consulting Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries.