Augustana College awarded Rock Island High School student Riley Jones a full-tuition scholarship to attend Augustana for her positive contributions to Rock Island.
The college surprised Riley and her family with the scholarship on Nov. 24 at the high school. The scholarship is a one-of-a-kind scholarship should she choose to enroll at Augustana in the fall of 2023.
Riley's winning Congressional Art Competition piece "Black Pride" can be seen on 20th street in downtown Rock Island.
Augustana College says Riley embodies the type of student Augustana hopes to enroll: creative, curious, and deeply engaged in her community.
To surprise Riley with the scholarship were staff from Augustana College.
Riley and her family with RIHS Principal Jeff Whitaker and Superintendent Dr. Reginald Lawrence
Riley and her family with staff from Augustana College