Student Launches Scholarship Before Graduating
Senior Abagail Catania BSx’19 couldn’t wait until graduation to make a difference in the lives of students like herself. So she didn’t. Instead, she established a scholarship for her peers before even having her diploma in hand.
Catania, who is studying agricultural business management, says she is one of a few students of color in her major. She felt a void in her academic community, so she decided to help fill it by establishing the Abagail Catania Agricultural and Applied Economics/Agricultural Business Management Diversity Scholarship. Her original goal was to set up the scholarship after graduation, but she decided she could start promoting diversity in her field right away.