SC State Junior, 1890 Scholar Awarded NCIS Scholarship

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

ORANGEBURG, S.C- Jaevien Akinmola, a junior agribusiness major from Manning, S.C, is the recipient of a scholarship from the National Crop Insurance Services. Akinmola is the sole recipient of the scholarship for SC State University and will be awarded $1500 each academic year for up to four semesters. The scholarship can be used for tuition, books, fees and other education-related expenses. Akinmola is also a 2019 recipient of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 1890 Scholars Program.

1890 June 24“It feels great to be recognized by the National Crop Insurance Services,” said Akinmola. “I feel now more than ever that I am growing my own personal footprint within the agricultural business industry. Being recognized by the NCIS is a major accomplishment.”

Akinmola is passionate about agricultural studies and looks forward to applying the knowledge he continues to gain through his university experience in his future endeavors. For example, Akinmola was selected to participate in the USDA Future Leaders in Agriculture Program and was invited to attend the USDA’s 2020 Agricultural Outlook Forum as an attendee this past February. Akinmola hopes such experiences will further his career with the USDA and looks forward to ultimately starting his own agribusiness firm.

“Jaevien’s continued demonstration of academic and professional excellence is highly commendable,” said Dr. Louis Whitesides, vice president and executive director of 1890 programs. “His accomplishments are a testament to his desire for success and I am extremely proud of him."

To qualify and remain eligible for the NCIS scholarship, students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in an agricultural discipline and be in good standing at their university.

The National Crop Insurance Services is an international nonprofit known for its dedication and commitment to the crop insurance industry. The NCIS offers training and education, policy and procedural development and legal and economic analysis for the crop industry.

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