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Member of Dillard University’s Board of Trustees awards student full academic scholarship during National College Decision Day

St. Augustine senior Anthony Dillon receives scholarship funded by Board of Trustee member Leith Hill. Photo: Sabree Hill Dillard University.

May 5, 2023
Contact: Danielle Miller,

Anthony Dillon is one step closer to writing his legacy at Dillard University after receiving a full academic scholarship, funded by Board of Trustee member Leith Hill, during St. Augustine’s College Decision Day.

The event took place on Monday during National College Decision Day, which is the deadline for high school seniors to accept offers of admission and place college deposits.

“It’s an honor and a pleasure to bring together two historic, powerhouse academic institutions and share education with the next generation,” said Trustee Hill and founder and CEO of Ellary’s Greens.

Dillon was awarded $75,000 to cover tuition costs for the academic year, which brings St. Augustine’s graduating class to a total of $27 million in scholarships, shattering last year’s record of $9 million. 

According to St. Augustine’s communications director, Mel Cordier, one-hundred percent of their graduating class has been accepted and will be attending college this fall.

Dillon expressed that he’s interested in learning more about marketing and is looking forward to the freedom to pursue his endeavors. “I’m looking forward to working toward a degree that will lead to a job. And while I’m doing that, I can pursue my own business plans, hobbies, and things of that nature, all while enjoying myself and meeting new people,” said Dillon.

About Dillard University
Dillard University is a historically Black institution that cultivates leaders who live ethically, think and communicate precisely, and act courageously to make the world a better place. Located in New Orleans, Dillard is a private faith-based liberal arts university that offers 22 majors and two certificate programs. Ranked 5th on 2021 The New York Times Overall Mobility Index and 14th in 2022 by Academic Influence for Best Colleges and Universities by Academic Stewardship, Dillard’s call to future leaders is to Write Your Legacy. Find out more about Louisiana’s oldest HBCU by visiting