Three Morgan State University students were among 48 undergraduates from colleges across the country awarded a 2016 Actuarial Diversity Scholarship by The Actuarial Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing the actuarial profession’s contribution to society. Morgan students Rodrigue Djikeuchi, Sika Dzidzonu and Turayo Tijani, all seniors majoring in actuarial science, were recognized for their academic achievements as full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession.
The Actuarial Foundation awards the annual scholarship to select individuals as part of an ongoing effort to promote cultural diversity through its recognition of outstanding African-American, Hispanic and Native North American students. The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship was formed in 1977 as part of a joint initiative of the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Society of Actuaries (SOA). The scholarship, which has opened the door to the actuarial profession for hundreds of minority students, was transferred to The Actuarial Foundation in 2008, to further expand and continue the pool of diverse, high-quality actuarial candidates.
Morgan’s Actuarial Science Program is the only formalized program of its type in Maryland that is approved by Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). It uniquely incorporates the disciplines of mathematics, finance, accounting and economics into a comprehensive program that fully equips graduates for the workforce. The curricula for all of its degree programs include courses approved by the SOA.
Congratulations to Rodrigue, Sika, and Turayo for being Actuarial Diversity Scholarship recipients!