Last modified: Thursday, August 15, 2002
Louisville's Sheth selected as Wells Scholar at Indiana University
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Rushi Sheth of Louisville, Ky., an incoming freshman at Indiana University, has been selected by the university as a Wells Scholar. The scholarship, named in honor of the late IU Chancellor Herman B Wells, ranks among the most competitive and prestigious awards offered by any American university.
Wells Scholars receive full tuition, fees and a living stipend for four years of study on the IU Bloomington campus. The program also offers special seminars, an optional year of study abroad and support for a summer research project or internship. The program emphasizes close interaction with faculty, academic and career advising, opportunities for community service and contact with distinguished visitors.
Wells Scholars are selected for having demonstrated character, leadership and distinction, both inside and outside of the classroom.
A 2001 Governor's Scholar from duPont Manual Magnet High School, Sheth also earned distinction as the 1998 state champion of the 4-H Public Speaking Competition. He was a four-year member and three-year officer of the Key Club and served as chairman of the Ronald McDonald House service project that won the Key Club Division 12 Outstanding Service Project Award.
Sheth was founder and president of his school's Young Democrats club, served on his school's executive council and steering committee, and was named Best Leader by his classmates. He also was the vice president of the Spanish club and a member of the Beta club. This past summer, he was an intern for the Republic Bank and Trust Company.
Sheth plans to major in business or political science.
Hometown information: Rushi Sheth is the son of Rajesh and Bakula Sheth, 6005 Onon Road, Louisville, Ky.