Scholarship Program

NEEBC's Scholarship Program was established to further the aims of the Council to advance the knowledge and education of individuals in the employee benefits field, or those aspiring to careers in employee benefits. Careers in employee benefits include but are not limited to, careers in the actuarial sciences; ERISA and legal aspects of employee benefits; careers in pension design and planning; work and family issues; and careers in corporate employee benefits design, analysis and management.


In order to be eligible, a student must be a college student (undergraduate or graduate) studying in an accredited academic program leading to a degree; residing either in New England, or enrolled in a college in New England.

The student must demonstrate an interest in a career in the employee benefits field through either course of study or work experience.

Current NEEBC Board members, their spouses and children are not eligible to participate.

Scholarship Awards

The NEEBC Scholarship Program provides for annual awards scholarships of up to $5,000, supplementing other formal programs but will not exceed the annual tuition fee and on-campus room and board charges.

The awards will be renewed annually, upon submission of supporting documentation, for the amount of time normally required to earn a degree, but in no instance will exceed four years.

Selection Process

Awards will be based on demonstrated educational performance and benefit career aspirations and goals. Some of the criteria used by the Scholarship Committee in determining eligibility and awards are:

  • Specific employee benefit related study, activities and goals
  • School and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Future potential, and academic performance

Application Process

Each applicant will be required to provide:

  • Completed Scholarship Application
  • All college transcript(s)
  • A minimum of two references from college professors, NEEBC members, or other benefits professionals.

Note: Completed scholarship applications, including supporting materials, must be postmarked no later than April 1st.  Mail to:

New England Employee Benefits Council

240 Bear Hill Road, Suite 102

Waltham, MA  02451


Donations to the NEEBC Scholarship program may be made by contacting Linda Viens at or 781-684-8700. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.