Scholarships and Awards

ANZIIF supports the educational and professional development of its members by partnering with insurance and financial services organisations to offer a number of academic awards and scholarships. 

Each scholarship applicant may also earn six CIP points for their submission, where eligible.

For advice on writing a winning scholarship entry essay, download 'How to Write a Winning Scholarship Entry Essay'.  


Submissions for the Aon Benfield scholarship will reopen in 2019.

Run annually, the Aon Benfield Scholarship was established by Aon Benfield and ANZIIF. The award aims to strengthen links between Australian and New Zealand insurance professionals and their international counterparts, and to develop the knowledge of the global reinsurance markets among insurance practitioners in Australia and New Zealand. 

The scholarship winner will travel to London to attend the 53rd annual Aon Benfield Global Clients Reinsurance Seminar in London from 10 – 20 September 2018.  

Applications are open to Australian and New Zealand permanent residents or citizens, who are currently residing in Australia or New Zealand and have at least two years' experience working in insurance or reinsurance. 

For more information on a past topic, download the 2018 brochure.


Submissions for the Peter Corrigan Scholarship are now open. 

The Peter Corrigan Scholarship for Innovation and Leadership is offered every two years, and aims to recognise and foster the professional development of today's insurance professionals. Supported by Finity Consulting and ANZIIF the scholarship also honours Peter Corrigan's lifelong contribution to the insurance industry. 

Peter Corrigan was one of the best known and most highly respected figures in the Australian insurance industry. His sudden death in 2002 at the age of 48 was greeted with widespread shock and dismay. Read about Peter Corrigan's biography here.

To apply, eligible industry professionals must submit a short video, 1,000-word essay or PowerPoint presentation. The winner will be awarded up to AUD$10,000 to attend an international conference or seminar program that provides an excellent industry- or leadership-based professional development opportunity.

The Peter Corrigan Scholarship is open to insurance professionals who are current financial members of ANZIIF, are permanent residents of a country in the Asia-Pacific, and currently work in the insurance industry.

Judging Panel

  • Geoff Corrigan (Peter's brother; former NSW Government MP),
  • Scott Collings (Managing Director and Principal, Finity Consulting),
  • Rebecca Zhang (Vice President, Guy Carpenter; 2016 recipient of the Peter Corrigan scholarship),
  • Vivek Bhatia (Chief Executive Officer - Australia & New Zealand, QBE)
  • Simon O’Dell (Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Insurtech Australia)
  • Prue Willsford (Chief Executive Officer, ANZIIF)

The 2019 scholarship recipient will be announced at the ANZIIF Insurtech Conference at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth on 26-27 February 2019.

Download the brochure and email your submission by 5:00pm Tuesday 15 January 2019.

ANZIIF TURKSLEGAL Bright Light award

Submissions for the ANZIIF TurksLegal Bright Light Award is now closed.

The ANZIIF TurksLegal Claims Scholarship was born out of a passion for discussing hot topics and generating ideas in general insurance claims. Ten years on and that passion hasn’t changed but the platform for presenting your ideas or views on claims has evolved to become the ‘Bright Light Award’. 

The winner of the award will win a prize valued up to $6,500 - including $5,000 cash.

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. 

Find out more by watching this video.

For more information on a past topic download the flyer.

Applications are now closed.


Submissions for the ICNZ and ANZIIF Scholarship are now closed.

The ICNZ and ANZIIF Scholarship was established to recognise and reward business and leadership potential and to provide an exciting professional development opportunity for young New Zealand insurance professionals.

The objective of the scholarship is to recognise and support the professional growth of developing insurance industry practitioners within New Zealand. Thanks to the ICNZ, $10,000 will be awarded to the scholarship winner, enabling them to attend an international conference or seminar program, providing an excellent insurance industry or leadership-based development opportunity.

The scholarship is open to direct employees of a member of the ICNZ who are residents of New Zealand, under the age of 35 and who currently work in the insurance industry. 

For more information on a past topic, download the 2018 brochure