Nichols College Student Selected for CPCU Society’s NextGen Scholarship

December 20, 2023

DUDLEY, Mass. – Nichols College student Ryan Porth of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, was recently awarded the CPCU NextGen Scholarship. The $5,000 award is designed to support higher education opportunities for students pursuing careers within the insurance industry.  

The CPCU Society NextGen Scholarship is a scholarship program offered by the CPCU Society, an organization that promotes professional development and knowledge in the field of risk management and insurance. 

Scholarship recipients are typically selected based on academic achievement, leadership potential, involvement in extracurricular activities or organizations related to the insurance industry, and a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the field, according to the program’s website. 

Among his qualifications for the award was Porth’s paid internship with Travelers Finance Operations, and his eagerness to share this experience with his fellow students.  

Porth, a double major in accounting and finance, expressed his appreciation for the scholarship, saying, “I want to thank the CPCU Society for recognizing me. I am truly grateful, and this scholarship will be a great help toward my tuition this Spring semester. I am excited to see all the opportunities that this award will open for me in the future, and I can’t wait to make an impact in the insurance industry after graduation!” 

“Based on my decades of experience, I believe Ryan is an excellent fit for our industry,” said Assistant Professor of Accounting Brendan Williams, DBA, who recommended Porth for the award. 

About Nichols College 

Nichols College has earned business accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools and the largest business education network connecting learners, educators, and businesses worldwide. Founded in 1815, Nichols College transforms today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders through a dynamic, career-focused business and professional education. Nichols offers real-world learning focused on professional depth – combined with vibrant living, competitive athletics, and an unmatched alumni advantage – equipping students to exceed their own expectations. To learn more about Nichols College, visit

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