Ancilla College Student Awarded Scholarship for First-Generation Students

An Ancilla College student is the recipient a $2,500 scholarship from the Independent Colleges of Indiana. Casey Head was awarded a “Realizing the Dream” scholarship. It’s given to first-generation college students for outstanding achievement during their freshman year, with funding from the Lilly Endowment.

The program also provides a $1,000 professional development grant to each scholarship recipient’s most influential teacher or mentor. Head chose Ancilla professor Joel Thomas, according to college officials.

They note that one out of every three students attending Indiana’s independent colleges is a first-generation college student.