Scholarships

The ALUCA Turks Scholarship provides a significant career development opportunity for professionals working in the life insurance industry

ALUCA Turks Scholarship

Now in its 14th year, the ALUCA Turks Scholarship is designed to support the professional growth of ALUCA and its members by providing a significant career development opportunity for professionals working in the life insurance industry. Major prize valued up to AU$8,000 on offer as well as the ongoing respect and admiration of your industry. Make a difference today, enter the Scholarship! 

How to enter

Applicants are asked to write a paper of up to 2,500 words answering 1 of 7 questions in the application form, relating to the life insurance industry. There are a range of questions on critical issues that will allow you to harness your specialist knowledge and be a voice for positive change within our industry. 

Who can enter

The Scholarship is open to all members of ALUCA regardless of country of residence. Each entrant must be a current financial member of ALUCA as at 23:59pm AEST on Sunday, 20 September 2020 and work in the life insurance industry. Lawyers, accountants or medico-legal consultants who meet the above criteria are eligible to enter provided they are direct employees of life insurance companies, life reinsurance companies, superannuation trustees or superannuation administrators. 

2020 Scholarship winner

Honor Grant-Hennessy, Senior Group Underwriter, OnePath Life/Zurich, won the 2020 ALUCA Turks Scholarship for her paper on ‘Responding in Times of Emergency’. Honor looks at how life insurers and superannuation trustees can positively change how they interact with their customers during times of social and economic interruption.

2019 Scholarship winner 

Be inspired by watching this short clip from our 2019 winner, Cy Lindeberg, Health Support Consultant at BT Financial talking about what winning, but more importantly the journey, meant to her. Most of all, write your own story in 2020, enter the Scholarship! 

Watch Cy discuss the award on the Turks website.

Entry requirements

Stay tuned for full entry requirements into the 2021 Scholarship.

2020 ALUCA Turks Scholarship winners

PlaceALUCA Member
WinnerHonor Grant-Hennessy Zurich Australia Limited
1st Runner UpSuzanne Whyte – RGA
2nd Runner Up Troy Williams – TAL – READ PAPER

2019 ALUCA Turks Scholarship winners

PlaceALUCA Member
WinnerCy Lindeberg – Health Support Consultant, BT Financial Group 
1st Runner UpCeleste McFadyen – Case Manager, Comminsure
2nd Runner Up (joint)Honor Grant-Hennessy – Senior Underwriter, OnePath 
2nd Runner Up (joint)Torrent Woodard – Senior Research and Development Underwriter, BT Financial Group