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IIANC's Education department offers several scholarship/fellowship opportunities to help you further your educational pursuits in the industry. Deadlines and restrictions may apply. Please see the scholarship applications for details. Email with questions.

Outstanding CSR of the Year Award

Let a CSR know just how great they are by nominating them for the Outstanding CSR of the Year Award. The OCSRY competition started in 1991 to honor customer service representatives and account managers who have made significant contributions to the insurance and risk management industry. The competition is sponsored by the Society of Certified Insurance Service Representatives (CISR) and the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC)-- proud member organizations of the Risk & Insurance Education Alliance (formerly The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research).

How do you nominate someone? It’s easy! Just click this link and fill out the short form. Once complete, email it to

What can they (AND YOU) win? State winners will get National Recognition, a framed certificate and will move on to the National Competition. Finalists in the National Competition will receive a $500 cash award, National Recognition and a gold pin. The National Award winner will get all of the above AND $2000! And guess what? If you nominate someone who wins the National Award, you’ll get $1000!

Please note: the application period for this award is closed at this time



CIC Fellowship

IIANC will award five (5) Fellowships to attend a CIC Institute during the upcoming year.  The Fellowships are presented in honor of Dr. Robert S. Cline, CPCU, CLU, and Education Consultant for the CIC Program in the Carolinas from its inception in 1976 to 1991. Each Fellowship covers the entire registration fee to one (1) Institute in North Carolina from the date awarded through one calendar year. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2024.

Apply for a CIC Fellowship

CISR Scholarships

IIANC will award five (5) scholarships to attend a CISR class during the upcoming year. Each scholarship covers the entire registration fee to one (1) class in North Carolina from the date awarded through one calendar year. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2024.

Apply for a CISR Scholarship


IIANC Education Foundation Scholarship

NEW in 2023: This year we are offering TWO $2,500 scholarships to any Independent Insurance agency that is a member of IIANC and has licensed agents in their office. They may apply for one of these scholarships to put towards the professional development of their staff. The $2,500 that is awarded must be used towards the insurance-related education of the personnel in the agency and must be used within one calendar year. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2024.

Apply for the Education Foundation Scholarship


Pre-Licensing Scholarship

The IIANC Education Foundation will award scholarships to qualified and approved individuals interested in beginning a career in the field of insurance. The scholarship will cover the tuition costs to attend Property and Casualty or Life and Health Pre-Licensing course offered by IIANC in Cary, NC during the upcoming year.

Apply for the Pre-Licensing Scholarship


Veterans Licensing Scholarship Program

To show our support for the men and women of the armed forces who have served our country, IIANC is proud to offer a Veterans Licensing Scholarship Program. This provides all honorably discharged U.S. Veterans residing in North Carolina the opportunity to begin a rewarding career in the insurance industry by pursuing the education and training needed to receive a North Carolina Property & Casualty (P&C) Insurance License - at no cost. Funding for the scholarship program is provided by the IIANC Education Foundation.

Learn About the Veterans Scholarship


Diversity Scholarship

In an effort to demonstrate our commitment to the promotion of diversity, inclusion and racial justice, IIANC's Diversity Scholarship will offset the cost of pre-licensing, professional development, and other onboarding-related training needed to newly-hired racial minorities by IIANC member agencies. IIANC stands strongly against racism and injustice and we are committed to making positive, meaningful changes that will create more diversity within North Carolina's insurance community. The scholarship amount is $500 and will be awarded to agencies to offset incurred costs.

Apply for the Diversity Scholarship Now