Andrion Erves, a junior majoring in agricultural, environmental science, was recently selected to receive a $3,000 scholarship funded by the National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS). According to the NCIS, the purpose of the scholarship is to enable deserving students to further their education and expose them to the crop insurance industry. Once awarded, scholarships are in effect for four semesters as long as recipients meet qualification requirements and remain full-time students at the 1890 university that they currently attend.
Erves is grateful to have been selected to receive such a prestigious award.
“I feel as though all of my hard work has finally paid off,” she said. “I am beyond grateful and blessed to have received this scholarship.”
A native of Olive Branch, Mississippi, Erves says that she enjoys her tenure at Alcorn and is happy that she decided to continue a family tradition. “I am really close to my grandfather,” she said. “He also attended Alcorn and majored in agriculture. Growing up, he always taught me about the world of agriculture and how it was a great field to go into. I knew one day that I wanted to follow in his footsteps.”
No stranger to hard work, Erves is a member of M.A.N.R.R.S., the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success, Collegiate 100 Women of ASU, and was also selected as a School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences scholar.
Upon graduation, she plans to continue her education by pursuing graduate degrees in environmental science.