Indianapolis area scholarship winners recognized

This year, Simon Youth Foundation is awarding over $1.3 million in Simon Youth Scholarships across the nation to 289 deserving college-bound students. As part of the celebration, the Indianapolis area Simon Malls honored 15 scholarship recipients headed to post-secondary education this fall. Collectively, these students received nearly $90,000.

The SYF staff was proud to attend the scholarship presentation ceremony on Thursday, June 26, inside the Indianapolis Artsgarden at Circle Centre Mall, which is just a block away from the SYF home office. Each recipient is headed in a unique path and going after their dreams. Congratulations to all these great students!

Julian Batts is a Simon Youth Community Scholarship winner and his scholarship is presented in partnership with Fashion Mall at Keystone. The one-time award carries value of $1,400. Julian graduated from Carmel High School and plans to attend Indiana University – Bloomington and major in Business and Spanish.

Joel Bragg is a Simon Youth Academy scholarship winner. Joel is a graduate of the Simon Youth Clark Pleasant Academy, and his award is presented in partnership with Greenwood Park Mall. The award is renewable for a total of up to two years and carries a total potential value of $7,700. Joel plans to attend Ivy Tech’s Columbus campus and major in nursing.

Mandy Carroll is a Simon Youth Community Scholarship winner and her scholarship is presented in partnership with Circle Centre. The one-time award carries value of $1,400. Mandy graduated from Mooresville High School and plans to attend Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana and major in Nursing.

Kathryn Fillingsness is a Simon Youth Community Scholarship winner in partnership with Hamilton Town Center. The one-time award carries a total value of $1,400. Kathryn graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High School and plans to attend Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and major in Management and Marketing.

Katie Gillin is a Simon Youth Academy scholarship winner. Katie is a graduate of the Simon Youth Pacers Academy, and her award is presented in partnership with Washington Square Mall. The award is renewable for a total of up to two years and carries a total potential value of $7,700. Katie plans to attend Ivy Tech’s Central Indiana campus and major Criminal Justice.

Terry Harris is a Simon Youth Academy scholarship winner. Terry is a graduate of the Simon Youth Pacers Academy, and his award is presented in partnership with Washington Square Mall. The award is renewable for a total of up to four years and carries a total potential value of $31,000. Terry plans to attend Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and major in engineering.

Rose Hatfield is a Simon Youth Community Scholarship winner. Her award is presented in partnership with Castleton Square Mall. The one-time award carries a value of $1,400. Rose graduated from Pike High School and plans to attend IUPUI and major in Veterinary Medicine.

Jasmine Hawkins is a Simon Choice Award winner in partnership with Clay Terrace. The one-time award carries a total value of $700. Jasmine graduated from Pike High School and plans to attend the University of Indianapolis in and major in Nursing.

Gina Hestand is a Simon Youth Academy scholarship winner. Gina is a graduate of the Simon Youth Clark Pleasant Academy, and her award is presented in partnership with Greenwood Park Mall. The award is renewable for a total of up to two years and carries a total potential value of $7,700. Gina plans to attend Ivy Tech’s Columbus campus and major in Veterinary Technology.

Jacob Holzer is a Simon Youth Academy scholarship winner. Jacob is a graduate of the Simon Youth Clark Pleasant Academy, and his award is presented in partnership with Greenwood Park Mall. The award is renewable for a total of up to two years and carries a total potential value of $7,700. Jacob plans to attend Vincennes University and major in Avionic Technology.

Olivia Huff is a Simon Youth Award of Excellence winner and her award is presented in partnership with Greenwood Park Mall. The award is renewable up to four years and valued at $10,000. Olivia graduated from Brownstown Central High School and plans to attend Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and major in Foods and Nutrition.

Sierra Kelley is a Simon Youth Community Scholarship winner and her award is presented in partnership with Greenwood Plus. The one-time award is valued at $1,400. Sierra graduated from Mooresville High School and plans to attend IUPUI and major in Accounting and Finance.

Alexa Poynter is a Simon Choice Award winner in partnership with Castleton Square Mall. The one-time award carries a total value of $700. Alexa graduated from Pike High School and plans to attend Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and major in Apparel Design and Technology.

Brandy Smith is a Simon Youth Academy scholarship winner. Brandy is a graduate of the Simon Youth Pacers Academy, and her award is presented in partnership with Washington Square Mall. The award is renewable for a total of up to two years and carries a total potential value of $7,700. Brandy plans to attend Ivy Tech’s Central Indiana campus and major in nursing.

Chase Watson is a Simon Youth Community Scholarship winner. His award is presented in partnership with Clay Terrace. The one-time award carries a total value of $1,400. Chase graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High School and plans to attend Indiana University – Bloomington and major in Business and Finance.

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