The support to succeed
If you were to glance at Grant’s resume, you might assume that his success was preordained. His talent is obvious; his accomplishments are many. A Wells Scholar from Kendallville, Indiana, he spent a summer studying at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He interned at GEICO and P&G. He was the chief justice of the IU Supreme Court. He graduated in 2015 with three majors: finance, economic consulting, and business analytics.
But as Grant will tell you, many of his greatest successes have been built on other people’s generosity.
As a freshman, he joined IU’s Ethics Bowl team. The other four members were seniors who had been on the team together for four years. “They could’ve been like, ‘You have no idea what you’re doing,’ because I didn’t,” Grant says. “But instead, they took me under their wing and taught me so much. From day one, I was a part of the team.”
The student mentors who helped him through an intensive sophomore-year business communication class, the seniors who got him involved in the Supreme Court, the two faculty members he’s worked with on research—to Grant, they’re all examples of Hoosiers helping Hoosiers.