Join the Challenge.

Your first step, signup to get the important milestones, resources, and other updates through email. Then check out the How it Works page for more details on how to compete.

Finalist Teams Announced!

The 2019-20 Qualifying Phase of the 2019-20 MTF Challenge has now concluded. 170 Teams across the country joined the competition.  After extensive review from a judging panel of actuaries across the industry, 11 teams were selected to participate in the Modeling the Future Challenge Symposium.

The Foundation will host these finalists at the Modeling the Future Challenge Symposium to connect with actuaries, present their projects, and compete for up to $55,000 in college scholarships!

2020 MTF Challenge Symposium Postponement – COVID-19

The Actuarial Foundation is actively doing our part to help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus to ensure the safety of our students, volunteers, program participants and event attendees. At this time, we have decided to postpone the Modeling the Future Challenge Symposium previously set to take place in April. We hope to announce an alternative date shortly. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available. Thank you!

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About the Challenge

The Modeling the Future Challenge is a real-world math-modeling and data-analysis competition for high school students. To compete, students analyze real-world data to project future trends and make recommendations to help mitigate risks. Join the challenge to put your critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and analytical skills to the test! You’ll also have a shot at your part of the $60,000 award purse! Learn more in the “How it Works” page, but your first and most important step is to signup for email updates to get the important news and milestones!


Our program guides, worksheets, scenario examples, and other resources provide educators with unique materials that can be used in mathematics, science, and computer science classrooms. Our materials use data analysis and critical thinking scenarios to connect what students are learning in the classroom with real-world needs. The materials help guide your students not only through mathematical analyses, but also through the critical thinking process, risk management, and actuarial logic.  Our student resources provide guidance and examples to help teams get started in the MTFC. Check out all the resources at the two links below.

Latest News

2019-20 Finalist Teams Announced!

The Actuarial Foundation is proud to announce the 2020 Modeling the Future Challenge Finalists! After extensive review from a judging panel…

Qualifying Teams Announced!

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The Actuarial Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the philanthropic organization for the actuarial industry in the United States. The Foundation promotes lifelong math education and financial literacy through its learning resources and scholarships. The Modeling the Future Challenge is managed in partnership with The Institute of Competition Sciences. If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer or have any questions about registering a team in the competition, contact us using the email or phone below.

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