Urba receives “Realizing the Dream” Award

Mya Urba '24 headshot
Mya Urba ’24

Mya Urba ‘24 has been chosen as recipient of the “Realizing the Dream” Award from Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI). Established in 1989, the honor recognizes outstanding academic achievement and leadership potential displayed by a first-generation college student during their first year.

Urba, a Westfield, Ind. native, is a member of Phi Mu sorority and a resident assistant. She has served two seasons as a defensive assistant coach with Hanover’s football team and also competes as a defender on the lacrosse squad. She is active on campus with memberships in Dance Marathon, Red Cross Panthers and Green Panthers.

ICI annually presents the “Realizing the Dream” Award to 30 students from Indiana’s private, non-profit colleges and universities. The award includes a $3,000 scholarship, which is funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc. The honor also provides a $1,000 professional development grant to an educator who most influenced Urba’s decision to attend college.

Independent Colleges of Indiana’s “Realizing the Dream” Award