In 2019, TWUC introduced an Educational Scholarship Program to provide a learning opportunity to the underwriters in their early and mid career, for those who are passionate about expanding their underwriting skills. The scholarship award covers the conference fee and 2 nights hotel stay, as well as a plethora of opportunities for learning new skills and meeting other underwriters. Travel and meals should be the responsibility of the winner however most meals will be taken care of by the conference and vendors/conference sponsors.

We are happy to announce the winner of our new Scholarship Program: Breann Brown from New York Life Insurance Company!  

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Breann Brown

Life Underwriter

New York Life Insurance Company

Breann began her underwriting career in June 2018. Prior to that, she had worked with variable annuities, life annuities, and mutual funds for two and a half years where she obtained her Series 6 license. Breann enjoys the analytical and creative aspects of underwriting – skills that she developed when she obtained her Bachelor’s in Music with a concentration in Music Theory at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is always open to learning new information and thus far is one course away from earning her ALMI designation – she then plans to pursue the AALU designation. In her free time, Breann likes to continue playing trumpet in community bands, attending classical concerts, hiking, and loves everything Beagle-related.

While our program is closed for 2019, we look forward to continuing this program in 2020.  

Applicant qualifications:

  • Production UW role (direct life or reinsurance company)

  • Applicant who has no corporate sponsorship to attend

  • Minimum of 1 LOMA or ALU course completion

  • Company/supervisor approval to attend

Submission Requirements

  • Complete submission form with signature of supervisor

  • Submit an essay of why you should be considered, 500-800 words

  • Deadline 8/1/2020 for submissions via email

Scholarship Awards

  • Will select 2 winners of the scholarship.

  • Winners will be selected by TWUC board committee members based on originality of essay, but years of experience and prior attendance will factor into the decisions.

2020 TWUC Educational Scholarship Fund Application

Contact, Employment, and Educational Information
Name *
Home Address *
Home Address
Phone *
If you were chosen as a recipient of the scholarship award, would you be available to attend the 9th Annual Texas Wide Underwriting Conference to be held in Fredericksburg TX, October 2-4, 2019? *
Name, Position, phone, email address for manager/corporate sponsor supporting this application
Manager/Corporate Sponsor Phone
Manager/Corporate Sponsor Phone