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Ifill Scholarships

Simmons names first two Ifill Scholars.

Priscilla Wiltshire- Bland ’21, left, and Alexandra Bohanan ’19, right, are the inaugural recipients of the Ifill Scholarships, named in honor of the late Gwen Ifill ’77, ’93HD. The scholarships will be awarded annually to students in The Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities who have displayed academic excellence and vast potential inside the classroom and beyond. Wiltshire-Bland, a Dix Scholar, is a communications major; Bohanan is majoring in arts administration. The scholarships have been funded in part by a group of donors led by some of Ifill’s classmates from Classical High School in Springfield, Mass.