Travon DeLeon (’20) joined the AnBryce Scholars Initiative last fall and by all accounts had the shortest commute of any incoming scholar. Travon is a graduate of Penn High School in Mishawaka—which along with Granger, Indiana forms a triangle of communities with South Bend, the home of Notre Dame. In the summer before college he had the opportunity to be part of the United States’ National Youth Orchestra. He played at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Smetana Hall in Prague and Trivoli Hall in Copenhagen. He has played for renowned conductors Valery Gergiev and Christoph Eschenbach and with soloists Emanuel Ax and Denis Matsuev. “…
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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
Before Notre Dame, Logan McAbee-Thomas (’19) grew up in Boyceville, “a little tiny town” in Wisconsin. He and his sister lived with their legal guardian, who he refers to as mom, having lost his biological mother when he was young. His high school days were spent playing sports and participating in band and drama.…
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