Argo Group Awards $10,000 “Sea Change” Scholarship to St. John’s University Student - Argo Group

Argo Group Awards $10,000 “Sea Change” Scholarship to St. John’s University Student

Awarded to a female student to encourage diversity in insurance

HAMILTON, Bermuda – August 20, 2019 – Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) (“Argo” or the “Company”) today announced that it has awarded a $10,000-scholarship to Mi Pham, a rising senior at St. John’s University’s School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science in New York City. Pham, a Risk Management and Insurance major, was selected as the winner of Argo’s “Sea Change” Scholarship based on an essay she wrote in which she detailed a time when courage helped her overcome a personal obstacle, and a female role model helped her succeed.

The Argo Group “Sea Change” Scholarship aims to recognize women’s leadership and personal courage. It aligns with the values expressed in Sea Change, a short documentary about women breaking barriers in sailing, which Argo released last summer.

“We’re honored to present the ‘Sea Change’ Scholarship for Women in Insurance to Mi as she finishes her education and embarks on her career,” said Gary Grose, group producer management and marketing leader at Argo Group, and president of Colony Specialty. “At Argo, we are committed to encouraging diversity in the workplace, and opening doors for women looking to pursue insurance.” 

“We’re proud to have worked with Argo Group to identify a stellar insurance industry student for the ‘Sea Change’ Scholarship,” said Maureen Furlong Weber, director of St. John’s University’s School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science. “Mi is an emerging leader in this industry. She pushes herself to learn as much as possible in the classroom, on the job through her risk management internship, and through engagement with her mentors. We are tremendously grateful to generous, supportive industry partners such as Argo, which demonstrate their commitment to young talent with initiatives like this.”

The scholarship will be applied to Pham’s education for the 2019–20 academic year.

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Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. Argo Group offers a full line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims handling needs of businesses in two primary segments: U.S. Operations and International Operations. Argo Group’s insurance subsidiaries are A. M. Best-rated ‘A’ (Excellent) (third highest rating out of 16 rating classifications) with a stable outlook, and Argo Group’s U.S. insurance subsidiaries are Standard and Poor’s-rated ‘A-‘(Strong) with a positive outlook. More information on Argo Group and its subsidiaries is available at


The School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science (SRM) was founded in 1901 as the Insurance Society of New York and over the years evolved into The College of Insurance (TCI).  In June 2001, TCI merged with St. John’s University, becoming a school inside The Peter J. Tobin College of Business.  From its location at 101 Astor Place in Manhattan’s East Village, St. John’s and the Tobin College awards undergraduate, M.B.A., and M.S. degrees in the insurance, risk management and actuarial science disciplines.  Through its Center for Executive Education, St. John’s also provides education, training and consulting services to industry, governments and regulators worldwide.

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Ashley Heline
Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd.
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