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Montana Insurance Education Foundation
Special Programs

Darrell Bjornson Memorial Golf Tournament

MIEF Intern Program

Darrell L. Bjornson Insurance Education Scholarship

Maddox Living Memorial Scholarship



The Darrel Bjornson Memorial MIEF Industry Golf Tournament

The first annual MIEF Golf Tournament was held in June of 1998 at The Old Works golf course in Anaconda. Proceeds of the tournament go direct to MIEF. It is an opportunity for members of the insurance industry to come together, possibly inviting a friend, client or colleague to participate.

In 1999 the Management Team voted to change the name of the golf tournament to "The Darrell Bjornson Memorial MIEF Industry Golf Tournament." This recognition is a tribute to Darrell’s long time commitment and support of MIEF.

The tournament is held annually in the fall.


 
MIEF Intern Program

Any agency that is interested in sponsoring a college student in their agency for the summer may select a student and apply for the intern program.

How To Apply

There are no formal applications to complete, but the agency should review the criteria listed below and submit a letter requesting the program. The request should include a brief job description of the proposed intern, school information and the intern’s interest in the insurance business. Please read the internship guidlines and the criteria for selection of the prospective intern.

Internship Guidelines:

  1. Applications for the Intern Program are to be directed to the IIAM/MIEF office.
  2. A participating agency is free to select and sponsor an intern of their choice.
  3. To be eligible, the participating agency must agree to employ and supervise the intern for a 12 to 13 week period.
  4. The sponsoring Agency must offer, as much as possible, a comprehensive exposure to the local/state agency business.
  5. The participating agency agrees to at least match the $2,000.00 advance made by the MIEF as compensation to the intern during the term of employment.
  6. In order to perpetuate the Intern Program, if the agency permanently employs the intern for 12 consecutive months or more following the end of the internship, they agree to reimburse MIEF 50% of the advance. Payments will be as follows:
  • $250 of the advance by January 1st, following the first year of employment
  • $250 every January 1st thereafter, until 50% of the advance is repaid
  • If the intern doesn’t return to an agency for employment, the agency agrees to reimburse MIEF 100% of the advance. Payments will be as follows: $1,000 by January 1st, following two years from the internship

Criteria for the Selection of a Prospective Intern

  1. The student must have completed a minimum of two years of post high school study and plans to return to school after the completion of their internship.
  2. The student must be enrolled in Business Administration or a related cirriculum.
  3. The student must be willing to commit to at least 12 to 13 weeks of employment.
  4. A family member or relative of the sponsoring agency, shall be eligible to apply for an internship.

The MIEF will periodically monitor the progress of the intern with the sponsoring agency. No agency may have more than one intern at any one time. The MIEF strongly encourages the sponsoring agency to send the intern to the IIAM convention. The MIEF will give a complimentary registration fee and $100 towards hotel expenses.

For more information, please contact Natalia Rogers at (406) 442-9555 or education@iiamt.org



Darrell L. Bjornson/
Concorde General Agency Insurance Education Scholarship

Contributions of colleagues and friends helped to establish the Darrell L. Bjornson Memorial, Concorde General Agency Insurance Education Scholarship. This scholarship is available for all Montana Insurance Education Foundation (MIEF) sponsored educational programs,   including CIC Institutes and CISR Seminars. Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $250, with the exception of CIC Institutes, where the scholarship will cover the cost of the registration.

Scholarship Qualifications

To qualify, candidates must be an agent or employee of any Montana Independent Insurance Agency.

How To Apply

Please complete the scholarship application and mail it to:

          MIEF
          3131 Dredge Drive
          Helena, MT 59602

Please submit applications at least 60 days prior to the educational program you wish to attend.

For additional information, please contact Natalia Rogers at (406) 442-9555, or    education@iiamt.org



Tom & Marilyn Maddox Living Memorial Scholarship

The Tom and Marilyn Maddox Living Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a family member of an owner or employee of an IIAM member agency, immediate family members of an IIAM lifetime member, or immediate family members of an IIAM staff person who has been with the association at least 5 years.

The Tom and Marilyn Maddox Living Memorial Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $500 after the first quarter, or semester, of attendance during the next regular school year.

Scholarship Criteria

The student must be a high school graduate, or a first or second year college student at the time of application, with a 2.5 grade point average, GPA, or better for the last year. There is no restriction on areas of study or colleges the student wishes to attend as long as the school is an accredited two or four-year school.

How To Apply

Please complete the scholarship application form and mail to:

          MIEF
          3131 Dredge Drive
          Helena, MT 59602

Applications must be submitted by May 31st of the year the scholarship is to be awarded. The recipient shall be informed in writing of their selection by July 1 by the MIEF staff.

For more information, please contact Natalia Rogers at (406) 442-9555 or education@iiamt.org

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