NAAIA JL Tillman Endowed Scholarship Fund

NAAIA JL Tillman Endowed Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to help African-American students further their education in insurance, risk management, business, IT, actuarial science, finance or marketing.  The fund was established by the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) in honor of its founder, Jerald L. Tillman, a successful independent agent in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mr. Tillman says, “NAAIA was created to encourage people of color to consider the many different career opportunities in the insurance industry. Our scholarship provides the industry another avenue to encourage our nation’s best and brightest to enter our great industry.”   

Since its inception in 2013, this scholarship has 7 award recipients from Howard University, Missouri State University, Georgia State University, University of Tulsa, and Butler University. “Our relationship with the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America’s InVest network has enabled us to reach out and find many of these students and we are very thankful,” says Tillman.

2019 Scholarship Application

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2018 Scholarship Recipients

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Alex Doty
Business Administration
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

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Nekayle Whitaker
Risk Management & Insurance St. John's University

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Kire Worley
Virginia State University


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