North Judson student named president’s scholar at Indiana State

TERRE HAUTE – Rachel Ammons of North Judson has been named a President’s Scholar at Indiana State University. She plans to major in nursing at Indiana State. A graduate of North Judson-San Pierre High School, Ammons is the daughter of Beth Ammons of North Judson and Kevin Ammons of Knox. While in high school, she served as National Honor Society president, president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was active in Teens vs. Cancer.
The President’s Scholarship is Indiana State’s most prestigious financial award, with a four-year value of $68,000. President's Scholars are chosen based on academic performance in high school, personal accomplishments and interviews during campus visits. This year's incoming scholars boast an average high school grade point average of 3.9 on a 4.0 scale.
"These students are the best of the best," said John Beacon, vice president for enrollment management, marketing and communications. "President's Scholars are selected following two intensely competitive weekends when more than 140 students come to campus to write essays, be interviewed and problem solve. Every student is a winner before the competition begins, and each is destined for a successful future."
The President's Scholarship is just one component of a $13.2 million per year financial aid program that awards more than $8.5 million in merit scholarships. About 4,200 undergraduates have enrolled at Indiana State with merit awards during the past four years, and more than 1,400 more will join this group when they enroll in the fall, Beacon said.