Kaycee Ferguson’s college expenses have become a little easier to manage, thanks to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, which awarded her a $5,000 scholarship Aug. 7 at the Indiana War Memorial.
“It’s going to pay for all my books for sure, which is good because books are ridiculous,” the Franklin Township resident said. “It’s also going to pay for all my lab fees and transportation. I’m really grateful for the scholarship. Really grateful for the Marines.”
Ferguson is the daughter of Tammy and Joel, who served in the Marines in the 1980s, making her eligible for the scholarship.
“It’s really awesome because my parents weren’t in the situation to be able to help me with college, so this has really been able to help (my dad) feel like he can give back to me and help me do that as well. I’m going to be the first one in my family to graduate from college.”
She’s a freshman business major at the University of Indianapolis, where she is minoring in marketing. Plans on how to use her degree are already being formed.
“I want to open my own bakery/ cafe someday. The reason why I am getting a minor in marketing is a lot of small businesses fail in their marketing strategies.”
The Indianapolis chapter of the foundation has a strong Southside presence with Johnson County resident John Dixon on the committee. His son, Sean, a Center Grove alumnus who served in the Marines, spoke at the presentation, and Center Grove alumna Stefanie Jansen sang the national anthem.