The Bayou Chapter of CPCU has been able to set up a Scholarship program with both LSU and Southern. We will provide a $500 per semester scholarship at each school that will be awarded preferably to a single student who has atleast a 3.0 gpa and who has scheduled or completed an insurance/risk management related course or has interned with an insurance company. The schools will notify us of the recipient once it has been awarded. We plan to continue with this program for upcoming years.
If you have any questions concerning the Bayou Chapter Scholarship Program, please contact Karen Hope (see below):
Karen Hope,CPCU graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications. She began her career in the insurance industry in 1984 with State Farm Insurance in Columbia, SC. Karen joined the CPCU Bayou Chapter in 1998. She has served as a board member, Vice President and two terms as President. She recently has been invited to accept a 3 year appointment to serve on the Claims Section Committee of the CPCU Society. Karen holds her INS and Senior Claims Law Associate designations. She also holds a designation as a Master Certified Special Arbitrator and serves on the Louisiana Arbitration Board. Karen earned her designation of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) in 1994.