Student to Receive RIMS Scholarship

April 15, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan junior and risk management and economics major Dennis Zic will be awarded a $750 scholarship from the Mid-Illinois Chapter of Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) on Monday, April 19.

Zic, who is a native of Wood Dale, Ill., was nominated by Assistant Professor of Business Administration Jeungbo Shim who sent the chapter Zic's resume and personal essay describing his future goals in the field of risk management. Once reviewed by the officers and directors of the Mid-Illinois Chapter, Zic was chosen for the scholarship.

Recipients of the scholarship must be full time undergraduate students, but not seniors, majoring in risk management, insurance or a related field. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a career objective in one of the aforementioned areas of study. 

A not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management, RIMS has 68 chapters in the United States, one of which is the Mid-Illinois Chapter for members residing in Central Illinois.

Gregg Watson, the Education Chair Person for the Mid-Illinois Chapter of RIMS and a State Farm representative, will present the award to Zic.

Zic has also received other scholarships, including the Angus Robinson Memorial, an award from Central Illinois CPCU, the Spencer Scholarship and an award from the Insurance Foundation of America.

"It is extremely satisfying to receive recognition from professionals in the industry," said Zic. "The generosity shown by these various groups has also served as a bit of a challenge to me to give back. Knowing how much these scholarships have meant to me, I hope to one day help college students in a similar manner."

Contact: Kristin Fields, '12, (309) 556-3181