The Westgate Neighbors Association (WNA) announced that Olivia Rowe, 19, a student at Ball State University, is the 2018 recipient of the Westgate Neighborhood Scholarship. The scholarship, currently in its fourth year, is open to any student living in Westgate and recognizes strong leadership skills and a commitment to community service.
Rowe is majoring in telecommunications with a concentration in video production and a minor in film screenwriting. She will graduate in May 2021. She is involved in a student-run production called BSU Tonight which is a late night talk show on campus.
“I am also active in student honors council which plan events and do a lot of volunteering which is why I love it so much,” said Rowe. “Next year I hope to begin helping out at the animal shelter weekly as well as continue my volunteering at an after-school program.”
The Westgate Neighborhood Scholarship was established to promote WNA’s mission to improve the viability, livability and overall quality of life for the residents of this historic neighborhood. Funding for the scholarship comes from the proceeds of the Westgate Home and Garden Tour held each June.
Betty Jaynes, president of the WNA, applauded the candidates for this year’s scholarship.
“It was gratifying to see the breadth of community service these young people bring to our community,” Jaynes said. “Westgate is a thriving, vibrant neighborhood and to keep it that way we will need our youngest residents to step up and take the lead. The scholarship recognizes our young leaders and lets them know we will support them as they continue their education.”