2024 Scholarship Program Application

Update: Application is now closed.
Kent & Essex Mutual Insurance Company offers five $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school students that reside within Chatham-Kent or Windsor-Essex who will be pursuing a full time post-secondary education at a university or community college in Ontario in any area of study.


  • Students aged 19 or younger in the year when post-secondary studies begin and are permanent residents of Ontario.
  • Students must be enrolled at an Ontario university or college as a full-time student in the current year of the awarding scholarship.
  • Students must be attending university or college for the first time as a first-year student.


  • The completed application and essay or YouTube video presentation must be received by Kent & Essex Mutual Insurance by April 30, 2024. Late and/or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
  • Essay submissions must be authentic to the writer and will be cross referenced for use of ChatGPT and/or other AI based writing tools.
  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s high school principal, vice-principal, guidance counsellor or teacher must accompany the application.
  • Children of staff and directors of Kent & Essex Mutual Insurance do not qualify for this award.
  • Successful applicants will be announced at their annual convocation ceremonies.
  • Award winners will be required to provide their Social Insurance Number (SIN) and proof of enrolment in a full-time post-secondary educational program (including apprenticeships and co-op programs) from the Registrar’s Office prior to scholarship funds being released.

Scholarship Topic

What impact will the advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) have on the future of the insurance industry in Canada? How is AI currently being used in the insurance industry? Please provide advantages and disadvantages that may result from the utilization of AI from an insurance standpoint.

Please share your thoughts on the topic in one of the formats below. Please ensure to cite your source material:

  • Option 1 – Essay
    Minimum 750 words; typed
  • Option 2 – YouTube Video Presentation
    Provide YouTube video link in the application form


Application is now closed.