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At Drake, we offer financial aid that is designed to reward your academic achievement and also to help meet your family’s level of financial need. You may find that you qualify for both merit-based and financial need-based awards. We make every effort to provide the most complete financial aid package to you in your first award notice.

Additional scholarships are also available to actuarial science students from a variety of organizations and companies. Applications are often accepted in early spring for most of these scholarships, with winners announced late in the spring semester. For more information on the following scholarships, contact Lisa Boes (, associate professor of practice in statistics and actuarial science.  Below is a list of Drake administered scholarships:

  • Roger K. Brooks Actuarial Scholarship (1 first year)
  • Harper Scholarship (2 sophomores)
  • The Principal Financial Group (4 juniors and seniors)
  • EMC (3 juniors and seniors)
  • Allianz (4 juniors and seniors)
  • Athene (2 juniors and seniors)
  • DW Simpson (1 senior)
  • Global Atlantic (2 juniors and seniors)

Please visit our Office of Student Financial Planning for all your general scholarship inquiries.

Scholarships available from other organizations.

January 2, 2018
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance placed Drake at No. 42 on its list of the 100 best values in private universities for 2018.