Travelers – Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment

Travelers EDGE is an innovative educational opportunity developed by Travelers Companies, Inc. Travelers recognizes that students are the leaders of tomorrow who are in the classrooms of UConn today. This unique program will give underrepresented and first generational students resources and support to enhance their degree and make them more competitive in the business world. The program’s structure will yield a competitive advantage to the participants as they enter the professional world of business. Students must be interested in a career in business, actuarial, mathematics, statistics, engineering, communications, economics or the insurance industry. The selection process is competitive. Applications are available online in the Fall semester for graduating high school seniors enrolled at partner institutions.

Travelers EDGE Scholars

If selected for this program, scholars receive:

  • Scholarship (may be renewed for up to 4 years)
  • “Real World Experience”:
    • Opportunity for PAID Internship at Travelers
    • Job Shadows
  • Textbook Stipend
  • Professional and Academic Mentoring
  • Training & Development Workshops at the Professional Development Institute (PDI)
  • Access to Travelers EDGE Emergency Fund

In partnership with Travelers, we are confident that students who participate in Travelers EDGE will enhance their academic experience and are set on a path towards professional leadership in the insurance industry. In addition to UConn, the Travelers EDGE program is available in Connecticut at Capital Community College (Capital Crossroads to Careers (C3)) and Central Connecticut State University.

The Travelers EDGE program is a national program with partner institutions in Connecticut, Maryland and Minnesota.