Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who is eligible to apply?
*You must be a senior graduating from Vanderbilt University in fall 2019 or spring 2020.
*You must be female.
*You must be able to travel to the UK for 1 year beginning in late June 2020.
*Applicants must have a current US Passport or proof of application at the first interview.
*Information regarding applying or renewing a passport may be found at http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english.html/passport_1738.html
*Forms may be picked up and applications presented at: the Acklen Post Office in Hillsboro Village. Your passport may take 4-6 weeks to receive so this should be an immediate priority. Passport pictures can be made at: FedEx (327-2120), 2308 W End Ave. and Walgreens, 3010 West End Ave.
2. When is the application deadline?
Information Session - Q&A with former fellows - Tuesday, Sept. 17 - Sarratt 189 (5pm)
Applications accepted beginning Monday, September 9, 2019
Application Deadline - Friday, October 4, 2019
Preliminary Interviews - location Sarratt 216 and 220 - Wednesday, October 9, 2019 (5pm-7pm) OR
Thursday, October 10, 2019 (5pm-7pm)
Final Interviews: 2 DAYS
Cocktail Reception - Friday, November 1, 2019 - location TBA (6:00pm-7:30pm)
Individual Interviews - Saturday, November 2, 2019 - location Vanderbilt Divinity School - (9:00am-11:30am)
3. What is Lloyd's of London?
To learn more about Lloyd’s visit http://lloyds.com
4. What are the details of the award?
Three women will be selected to participate in the year-long fellowship in London, UK.
The Fellows will work at one of three companies associated with Lloyd’s of London where they will gain invaluable experience transferable to a number of industries.
Fellowship participants receive a small salary, arrangements for housing, and public health insurance provided by National Health Service (NHS).
Participants typically require a subsidy from parents, personal savings, etc… due to the high cost of living, the exchange rate, and opportunities for travel while in London.
5. Can I choose which job to apply for as part of the fellowship?
No, recipients are matched with positions by the Fellowship Board in coordination with the HR departments of the companies.
6. Do you require specific majors to apply?
No. Students with any major are invited to apply.
7. Do I need to know anything about insurance?
No. You are not expected to have industry specific knowledge when you apply, but participants will be required to take specific insurance exams while employed.
8. What have some of the fellows done after their year in London?
The skills acquired through the Fellowship have proven to be transferable into other industries, such as banking, law, international consulting, education, government, media, management programs, medicine, and a continued career in insurance.
9. How do I apply?
It's easy! Go to the APPLY section on our website and follow the link to the application.
10. Am I eligible to apply if I am not a U.S. citizen?
Yes. You are eligible to apply if you meet the requirements previously listed.