The 30th Annual ICT/AFACT Property and Casualty Insurance Symposium will be held July 20-21, 2022. The Symposium is the largest fundraiser for the ICT Education Foundation and all corporate sponsorships and individual donations earmarked for the foundation go entirely toward supporting scholarships and academic awards to students and nine Texas universities. The Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, governed by a Board of Trustees. 100% of your donation goes to scholarships and academic achievement awards!
Your generous support is appreciated!



Since 2002, the Insurance Council of Texas has been awarding scholarships and grants to Texas university students and business schools to enhance their insurance and risk management programs. Formed in 2007 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Education Foundation has awarded over $1.3 million in awards to promote careers in the insurance industry.


Member and Associate members, click here to view resumes of scholarship recipients. We have compiled their university, major, and graduation date for your review. All students have expressed interest in pursuing a career in the industry and we’re excited to bring you the Next Generation of Insurance Professionals. Contact information is listed on each resume so that you may make direct contact with each student.


The 2021 ICT Education Foundation Impact Report highlights the Foundation’s accomplishments and spotlights our efforts to support the next generation of insurance professionals. Click here to read the report.


It has been an honor to serve on the Foundation since its inception. Sharing the opportunities found in the industry is great, and helping students with scholarship awards is even more fulfilling. ~ Tony Gonzalez, SVP UPC, President ICT Education Foundation


The mission of the Insurance Council of Texas Education Foundation is to promote careers in the P&C insurance industry through scholarships and other financial support to university students registered at Texas universities that offer risk management/insurance programs.

I am pleased to support the ICT Education Foundation for over ten years. Their work, to promote careers in the insurance industry, creating a viable employment pipeline and helping students recognize the opportunities available in this industry is critical. John Stuckemeyer, Counsel State Farm,
ICT Chair of the Board of Directors




Today, the Education Foundation awards scholarships to students at nine Texas universities: Baylor University, St. Mary’s University, Texas Southern University, the University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, the University of North Texas, the University of Texas - Dallas, the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley, and the University of Texas-San Antonio.


I don’t know if you can really appreciate the full extent to which a scholarship can change a student’s life. The money AND the special attention afforded them by the ICT may very well launch their careers. It makes a difference. ~ Dr. Nat Pope, Professor Insurance & Risk Management UNT



2022 Supporters of Education


Doctorate Level

Master's Level

Bachelor's Level


Friends of the Foundation


Rick Gentry
Retired - ICT

Antonio Gonzalez
United Prop & Cas Ins Co

Gerald Ladner
State Auto Prop & Cas

Wendall Braniff
Braniff Attorneys


Michael Gerik
Texas Farm Bureau

Rich Johnson
Insurance Council of Texas

John Stuckemeyer
State Farm

Price Butler
ClaimsCor LLC


Joseph Johnson

Terry Porter
Texas Insurance Checking Office


Stuart Colburn
Downs & Stanford PC


Craig Sparks

Debra Lee Richardson


John D'Amato
TX Prop & Cas Ins Guaranty Assn


David Weber
Hochheim Prairie Ins

Linda Schmidt
Hochheim Prairie Ins


Paul Harrison
Aspen MGA


Patrick Herter
Acacia Insurance Managers, LLC


Brian Keefer
Allied Trust Insurance Co


Wayne Ottoway


Linda Vallejo
Insurance Council of Texas


Gina Wilken
State Farm


2021 Supporters




In 2019, we began a new ICT tradition, recognizing individuals who have donated to the Education Foundation for 10 consecutive years -- our Legacy Partners.  This year, we announced the following industry leaders, as 2021 Legacy Partners.