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Video: Ashley Shannon, scholarship recipient

Receiving the Black Colleagues Association President’s Office Book Scholarship sparked a new confidence in Ashley Shannon ’18, broadcast journalism major, 2016 Homecoming queen, and 2017-2018 Student Body Vice President. “Outside of the classroom its given me the opportunity to really believe in myself, to take chances, and to travel the world and to do a lot of things I didn’t think I was capable of before,” she said.

Watch the video to hear more about Shannon’s Illinois State scholarship experience and visit to learn how you can help support current and future Redbirds. To donate to the President’s Office Book Scholarship, please note you would like to do so in “Gift Notes” after clicking on “Give Now” below.