ARIA believes the best plan for ensuring responsible insurance standards is well-supported insurance research, study and instruction.  Because of this, we strive to expand and improve academic instruction to students of risk management and insurance through an emphasis on the economic, financial, legal, managerial, marketing, and social aspects of risk and uncertainty.

Risk and Insurance Degree Programs


Harry House Captive Insurance Scholarship
Insurance Accounting & Systems Association (IASA)
Scholarships for CPCU Designation Program
Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation Scholarship
Spencer Educational Foundation Scholarship
Griffith Foundation for Insurance Education Scholarships
Westran Insurance Scholarship Foundation
CAS Trust Scholarship


Hagen Family Foundation Travel Award
ARIA Excellence in Teaching Award
Les B. Strickler Innovation in Instruction Award
Bob Hedges Undergraduate Student Award

Teaching Innovations

Recent Les B. Strickler Innovation in Instruction Award Winners:

Steven Miller, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
David Sommer, St. Mary’s University
“Risk Financing Simulation Exercises: From a Single Risk to ERM”

Martin Eling and Students, University of St. Gallen
Martin Lehmann, Vera Lüchinger, Sara Maria Nordt
“Toolbox for Gamification in Insurance Education”

David Eckles, University of Georgia
“Insurance Pub Trivia”