ALBANY, N.Y.—The New York Insurance Scholarship Foundation, Inc. (NYISF) awarded its 2018–2019 scholarship to Jennifer Mora-Amaya, a junior at St. John’s University studying actuarial science from Paterson, N.J.

“The New York Insurance Scholarship Foundation is pleased to recognize a student as passionate as Jennifer,” Ellen Melchionni, president of NYISF said. “Her untiring drive to succeed and academic accomplishments are laudable. Jennifer will undoubtedly make notable contributions to the insurance industry.”

NYISF was founded to encourage scholastic achievement, community involvement and a commitment to advancing the insurance industry. “Jennifer exemplifies all of these qualities,” Melchionni said. “She carries a commendable grade point average and is devoted to giving back to her community and to her university, including her roles as president of the Association of Latino Professionals for America and as director of internal relations and marketing of the Gamma Iota Sigma, Alpha Iota Chapter.

The development of future leaders is essential to ensure the viability of the insurance and risk management industry. NYISF addresses the great need to attract young professionals. “The insurance industry has been and will remain a viable and imperative field of employment,” Melchionni said. “The cultivation of new talented leaders is critical to the future of the industry as technology and consumer needs are ever-evolving.”

The New York Insurance Scholarship Foundation, Inc. (NYISF) is a public charity initiated by the property and casualty insurance industry that supports students studying the business of insurance in New York. The foundation is affiliated with the New York Insurance Association, Inc.