Maria McKenna and Richard Pierce have been appointed co-directors of the AnBryce Scholars Initiative at the University of Notre Dame, a scholar leaders program supporting first-generation college students who demonstrate great promise in the face of challenging life circumstances.
Expand your possibilities,learn to shape the world.
The AnBryce Scholars Initiative brings first-generation, under-resourced students into a family of scholars and mentors, who seek to expose the students to the greater world and encourage them to better it. AnBryce Scholars come to campus from all across the nation, united by their impressive scholarship, their success in the face of economic and social adversity and their commitment to dispelling stereotypes. They pursue every area of study and seek summer enrichment through social justice and community service initiatives, educational experiences and internships in business, engineering, social sciences and the arts.
The AnBryce Scholars Initiative reflects the vision of Mr. Anthony Welters and Ambassador Beatrice Wilkinson Welters, who began the AnBryce Foundation in 1995 to provide intellectual and social opportunities for underserved youth. The Welters' sons, Bryant and Andrew, are graduates of the University of Notre Dame.
It's like a dream come true, but way better.– Erick Tapia, Class of 2018
The Gilman Scholarship is a U.S. State Department grant program that enables students of limited means to study or intern abroad.