Enrolled University of Minnesota undergraduate students who have a strong interest in a career in healthcare actuarial science are eligible to apply for a UnitedHealth Group Actuarial Scholarship. Up to 15 scholarships may be granted an award amount of up to the cost of two semesters of full-time undergraduate, in-state tuition. This will be the last year this scholarship is offered.

In addition, the UnitedHealth Group Scholarship program will support two seminars per year relevant to the healthcare marketplace and healthcare actuarial science. Seminars will be announced on this site.

UnitedHealth Group is a sponsor of the UnitedHealth Group Actuarial Scholarship, which is administered and coordinated by the Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI) at the Carlson School of Management.

Below are some helpful links to learn more about what it means to be an actuary, how to get started as an actuary, the broad range of career paths in the field, and more!

Be an Actuary
Society of Actuaries
UnitedHealth Group Actuarial Site

For questions on the scholarship program, please contact:

Jessica Haupt
Assistant Director, MILI
Phone: 612-624-9202
Email: jahaupt@umn.edu


Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time students enrolled in an undergraduate program at any college of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campuses
  • Any undergraduate full-time student can apply; preference will be given to students with sophomore or junior status
  • Student must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident of the United States, or in the United States lawfully on a non-temporary basis*
  • Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA with demonstrated math comprehension and quantitative skills

*Students in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (F-1, F-2, J-1, J-2, H-4, or TN visa) are not eligible for this scholarship.


MILI Actuarial Seminar Series

Risk Adjustment Issues in Medicare Payment: Challenges and Proposals for Clinics

September 30, 2014

Jon B. Christianson, James A. Hamilton Chair in Health Policy and Management, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota; Vice Chair, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)


From Health Reform to Care Reform: Top Ten Trends to Navigating the Transition

April 17, 2014

Dr. Archelle Georgiou, President, Georgiou Consulting and former Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare

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Understanding Risk Under Health Reform: How Do Insurance Exchanges and Payment Reform Require New Approaches for Measuring and Managing Risk?

October 30, 2013

David Knutson, Senior Research Fellow, Division of Health Policy & Management, University of Minnesota

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What can Massachusetts Health Care Reform teach us about the ACA?
April 9, 2013
Ian Duncan, FSA, MAAA, FCIA, FIA, Vice President, Outcomes and Analytics, Walgreen Cos.
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A Detailed Look at US Health Care Spending
October 25, 2012

Julie Schoenman, PhD, Director of Research and Quality, National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Research and Educational Foundation

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Preparing for the Affordable Care Act
What Future Actuaries Need to Know
April 3, 2012

Dale Yamamoto, CEO Founder of Red Quill Consulting

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Health Care Reform and Career Opportunities for Actuaries
October 11, 2011

John Stenson, FSA, MAAA
Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary, Kaiser Permanente

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Health Reform, Budget Scoring, and Fiscal Reality: What Would Repeal Do?

March 25, 2011

Joseph Antos,PhD, 
Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy, American Enterprise Institute

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Interesting Times for an Actuary: Healthcare Trends and Healthcare Reform

November 22, 2010

M. Kent Clemens, FSA
Senior Actuary, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Office of the Actuary

Presentation (PDF)