21 August 2019News

Argo awards scholarship to St John’s risk management and insurance major

Argo Group International Holdings has awarded a $10,000-scholarship to Mi Pham, a rising senior at St. John’s University’s School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science (SRMIA) in New York City.

Pham, a risk management and insurance major, was selected as the winner of Argo’s Sea Change Scholarship based on an essay that detailed a time when courage helped her overcome a personal obstacle, and a female role model helped her succeed.

The Sea Change Scholarship recognises women’s leadership and personal courage and aligns with the values expressed in a short documentary of the same name Argo released last year about women breaking barriers in sailing.

Gary Grose, group producer management and marketing leader at Argo Group, and president of Colony Specialty, said Argo is committed to encouraging diversity in the workplace, and opening doors for women looking to pursue insurance.

Maureen Furlong Weber, director of SRMIA, described Pham as “an emerging leader in this industry,” who pushes herself to learn as much as possible in all situations. “We are tremendously grateful to generous, supportive industry partners such as Argo, which demonstrate their commitment to young talent with initiatives like this,”she said.