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56 students awarded ASU Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship


ASU Alumni Association 2021 Legacy Scholarship Recipients

On Monday, Aug. 16, the ASU Alumni Association welcomed the scholars and their families with a breakfast at Old Main on the Tempe campus.

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August 23, 2021

The ASU Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship encourages a family tradition of attending Arizona State University and celebrates that tradition with scholarships. Through the generous support of donors, the ASU Alumni Association was able to award 56 Legacy Scholarships to 10 seniors, 17 juniors, six sophomores and 23 freshmen for the 2021–22 school year.

MORE: See photos from the Legacy Breakfast

The Legacy Scholarship fund was established in 2010 to support family members of Sun Devil graduates and foster legacies at ASU. Since then, support for this scholarship fund has grown and the Alumni Association has been able to expand the number of scholarships awarded from three students the first year to 56 students this year. Each recipient will receive $1,200 for the 2021–22 school year to aid in pursuing their academic career at ASU.

Christine K. Wilkinson, president and CEO of the ASU Alumni Association, welcomed the scholars and their families to the breakfast on Monday morning. Her advice to the students was to “get involved in university-wide activities.”

“Attend a football game or experience a show at Gammage," she said. "Take advantage of all that your college has to offer including research, internships and learning opportunities. You can follow a dream and make it happen, and that’s why this scholarship is offered.” 

More than 250 Sun Devils applied for the Legacy Scholarship, and ASU alumni from around the world volunteered their time to review the applications. The 56 scholar recipients were chosen based their academic success, a strong commitment to community service and/or university involvement, and achievement of their personal and educational goals.

“This scholarship would not be possible without the generous donations and support from Sun Devils,” said Alissa Serignese, vice president of the Alumni Association. Speaking to the parents, grandparents, godparents and future alumni, she asked for their help in growing this scholarship and the tradition of Sun Devils graduating Sun Devils. “I hope you will donate to the fund, bring awareness to the Legacy Scholarship by telling your network or volunteer your time by reviewing applications.”

Learn more about the ASU Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship and how to become a donor.

Congratulations to the 2021–22 Legacy Scholar recipients. 

  • Victoria Adam, sophomore, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.
  • Gabriella Alessio, senior, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • Wyatt Appel, senior, W. P. Carey School of Business.
  • Lauryn Armstrong, sophomore, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • Camille Avila, senior, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Maddox Berkson, freshman, W. P. Carey School of Business.
  • Ryan Bieniek, junior, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Blake Burford, junior, W. P. Carey School of Business.
  • Emma Byrd, junior, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Matthew Chismar, sophomore, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Isabella Colon, junior, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
  • Owen Connell, freshman, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Jillian Cote, junior, W. P. Carey School of Business.
  • Isabella de Sousa Proulx, freshman, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.
  • Megan Dye, junior, Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
  • Isabel Gonzales, freshman, College of Health Solutions.
  • Kai Halland, freshman, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • Joseph Hand, junior, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • Karson Herder, freshman, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • Ashley Hill, freshman, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • Benjamin Hill, freshman, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
  • Nolan Hoiby, junior, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • John Hubert, freshman, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • Emily Hudson, freshman, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • Robert Huerta McWhirter, sophomore, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • Ryan Humble, junior, W. P. Carey School of Business.
  • Ronald Johnson III, freshman, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Angelicafawn Kemp Shaw, junior, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
  • Camden King, junior, W. P. Carey School of Business.
  • Jude Kolodisner, junior, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Daniel Korfist, freshman, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Samantha Korfist, freshman, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • Adam Kurth, freshman, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Chloe Leff, senior, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Jake Lofton, freshman, W. P. Carey School of Business.
  • Paige Lottman, junior, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • Brian Lynch, senior, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • Sydney Marsh, freshman, W. P. Carey School of Business.
  • Rianna Murrietta, freshman, College of Health Solutions.
  • Jadyn Ocken, freshman, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • Anya Pressendo, senior, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Isaac Root, freshman, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • Sophia Ruiz, freshman, College of Health Solutions.
  • Ian Sherwood, freshman, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Sarah Shick, junior, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Tyler Shurley, sophomore, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • Savannah Skarecky, junior, W. P. Carey School of Business.
  • Mackenzie Taylor, senior, W. P. Carey School of Business.
  • Nathaniel Thompson, senior, W. P. Carey School of Business.
  • Vedika Tripathi, junior, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • Acacia Wastchak, senior, Thunderbird School of Global Management.
  • Alicia Werner, sophomore, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.
  • Sean Williams, freshman, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • Kasey Wochner, freshman, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.
  • Kyle Wozniak, junior, W. P. Carey School of Business.
  • Clarissa Yosick, senior, W. P. Carey School of Business.

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