Will Ferrell of “The House” awards $100K scholarship to Ithaca College junior

Thousands of submissions came in when The TODAY Show asked who deserved a college scholarship, and the recipient is Ithaca College junior Samantha Watts.

Actor Will Ferrell presents IC student Samantha Watts a 0,000 scholarship. Photo provided.

The speech pathology major from IC’s Class of 2019 says she loves her program and the college, but her family wasn’t sure how they’d afford tuition after her father underwent cancer treatment. They were looking for scholarships and student loans.

Actor Will Ferrell of “The House” presented a scholarship for 0,000 to the deserving college student alongside Hoda Kotb on TODAY Plaza this morning.

Watch how Samantha learned she was the winner!



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