Lila Balistrieri, Class of 2018, has been awarded the Alan and Jane Handler Scholarship at the University of Rochester. A valuable and prestigious honor, the Handler Scholarship provides complete financial support for tuition and fees, room and board, and books for select students in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering. At the University of Rochester, Lila plans to study Microbiology and Epidemiology and continue onto medical school after graduation.
On being named a Handler Scholar, Lila shared, “I fully believe that being awarded this amazing opportunity is a product of my Ellis experience. Ellis has welcomed me with open arms and has given me the ability to thrive as an individual by preparing me for college-level work."
She continued, “Ellis has guided me through every step of my personal and academic journey, consistently empowering me to take risks in a comfortable environment with endless amounts of support from teachers, faculty, and other classmates. My involvement in extracurriculars has given rise to my curiosity and aspirations, inspiring me to have high ambitions for myself. I could not be grateful enough for this scholarship, and I am so excited to start my next phase of life at this extraordinary institution. Thank you Ellis!”