An Ivy Tech Community College Terre Haute student was one of two people nationwide to be awarded the 2021 GEICO Pathway to Completion Associate Degree Scholarship.
Shawn Pendergraf was the recipient of the scholarship, which is awarded annually to two Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members who have held significant positions of leadership on their college campuses or local communities. He is the first recipient of the $1,000 scholarship from Indiana since the program was first established in 2014.
Pendergraf graduated in May 2021 from Ivy Tech with a technical certificate in Addiction Studies and is now completing an associate degree in Human Services. While studying at Ivy Tech, he worked as a peer recovery coach at the Wabash Valley Recovery Center, helping others overcome addiction.