Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Anna Baker

Anna Baker of State College, Pennsylvania is embarking on the next stage of her recovery journey, attending college at Pennsylvania State University, and the Ammon Foundation is thrilled to be supporting her in her pursuit of higher education with an academic scholarship.

“In my addiction, I never thought about going to college,” Anna says. “It just didn’t seem possible. I never thought I was intelligent enough to be successful at a school like Penn State.” After seven months in jail due to her addiction, Anna found recovery through a 12-step fellowship. “Ever since then, I have grown and developed into the kind of human being that I want to be.”

Anna plans to pursue a Master’s degree in accounting and to gain experience in that field working with a larger firm before transitioning to a more personal client base. Her greatest hope, as the oldest of her siblings, is to be able to support and care for her mother.

Like many college students, finances are a constant burden for Anna, and this scholarship has made it possible for her to work less, allowing her more time to focus on her studies. Anna found out about the Ammon Foundation scholarship from the Collegiate Recovery Community at Penn State and was thrilled to learn that she had been selected as a recipient this cycle.

The Ammon Foundation wants to make higher education more accessible for individuals in recovery like Anna. To learn more about us, or to apply for a scholarship, please visit our website.