Rachel Ndjuluwa, a rising junior at Wartburg College, recently was awarded a scholarship from the International Association of Black Actuaries for the upcoming school year.

As part of the scholarship, Ndjuluwa was invited to the organization’s annual meeting Aug. 1-3 in Houston. She also will be assigned an IABA mentor who will share career advice from their personal and professional experiences.

Dr. Brian Birgen, professor of mathematics, recommended Ndjuluwa for the scholarship.

“I can’t make it to the award ceremony since I will be home (in Namibia), but I am more than excited to accept it,” Ndjuluwa said. “I’m also more excited for the opportunities and connections I will build by being part of the association.”

Ndjuluwa is in Namibia helping construct a classroom at Ndjukuma Primary School, the only primary school in a village of 20,000. The work is part of a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant she earned earlier this year.

Rachel Ndjuluwa