Awards

Awards & Past Champions

Qualifying Phase Awards

Level 1 Modeling the Future Scholar. All teams that pass the Level 1: Basic Mathematics questions in one of the qualifying scenarios will be recognized as Level 1 Modeling the Future Scholars and will receive an electronic certificate from The Actuarial Foundation for each student.

Level 2 Modeling the Future Scholar. All teams that pass the Level 2: Projecting Trends questions in one of the qualifying scenarios will be recognized as Level 2 Modeling the Future Scholars and will receive an electronic certificate from The Actuarial Foundation for each student.

Level 3 Modeling the Future Scholar. All teams that pass the Level 3: Risk Analysis questions in one of the qualifying scenarios will be recognized as Level 3 Modeling the Future Scholars and will receive an electronic certificate from The Actuarial Foundation for each student.

Level 4 Modeling the Future Scholar. All teams that pass the Level 4: Recommendations questions in one of the qualifying scenarios will be recognized as Level 4 Modeling the Future Scholars and will receive an electronic certificate from The Actuarial Foundation for each student. Level 4 scholars will also qualify for the MTFC Project Phase to compete for the scholarship awards.

Project Phase Awards

School Engagement Award. The school or educational organization that has the highest number of teams selected as semi-finalists or finalists at the conclusion of the Project Phase will be awarded a $1,000 grant from The Actuarial Foundation.

Semi-Finalist Award. Teams that complete an MTFC project report that is judged to meet Semi-Finalist criteria in the scoring rubric by the Judging Committee will be recognized as Modeling the Future Semi-Finalists. Teams will receive printed certificates of recognition from The Actuarial Foundation and will have a virtual or in-person certificate ceremony with an actuary who will review the team’s projects with them and answer questions and provide guidance for the future. Ceremonies will be in-person where possible, otherwise actuaries will visit through online meeting software.

Finalist Award.  Between 10 and 20 teams that complete an MTFC project report judged to meet Finalist criteria in the scoring rubric will be selected as Modeling the Future Finalists. Finalists will be awarded a travel grant to participate in the MTF Symposium to compete for the final scholarships.

Championship Awards

4th Place Champion. One team will be recognized live at the MTF Symposium where they will receive certificates of recognition for all students, a $5,000 scholarship award and an additional $1,000 Educator Award for the team’s coach.

3rd Place Champion. One team will be recognized live at the MTF Symposium where they will receive certificates of recognition for all students, a $10,000 scholarship award and an additional $1,000 Educator Award for the team’s coach.

2nd Place Champion. One team will be recognized live at the MTF Symposium where they will receive certificates of recognition for all students, a $15,000 scholarship award, an additional $1,000 Educator Award for the team’s coach, and will have their paper submitted for publication to Actuarial Research Clearing House (ARCH) – a publication sponsored by the Society of Actuaries Education and Research Section. ARCH is an informal communication providing current actuarial research to friends and members of the actuarial community. Its primary goal is the speedy dissemination of current thinking and aids to research.

 1st Place Grand Champion. One team will be recognized live at the MTF Symposium where they will receive certificates of recognition for all students, a $25,000 scholarship award, an additional $1,000 Educator Award for the team’s coach, and will have their paper submitted for publication to Actuarial Research Clearing House (ARCH) – a publication sponsored by the Society of Actuaries Education and Research Section. ARCH is an informal communication providing current actuarial research to friends and members of the actuarial community. Its primary goal is the speedy dissemination of current thinking and aids to research.

2018-19 Winners

2018-19 Finalists

“Central Academy Vaughan”, Central Academy, Des Moines, IA: Alex Alvarado, Logan Garland, Maddie Moody, Ezra Odole

 “Jericho GreatNesS,” Jericho High School, Jericho, NY:avid Xu, Jennifer Wang, Tasin Mashriqi, Madhav Subramanian, Angie Li

“Olivia and Sunay,” Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ, Olivia Krivitsky, Sunay Joshi

“St. Ignatius Wildcats,” St. Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco, CA: Jason Chiu, Abigail Lam

“The Mathketeers,” iSTEM Geauga Early College High School, Concord Township, OH: Alex Schroeder, James Richard, Jack Kern, Michael Meunier, Oliver Barravechia

2017-18 Winners

2018-19 Finalists

“The Wrath of Math,” Aditi Menon, Saint Francis High School, Sunnyvale, CA

“Waukee Apex – Alpha,” Tyler Blaess, Rohan Gupta, Waukee Apex, Waukee, IA.