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Bloomington's Roy named Kelley Scholar at Indiana University

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JULY 27, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Priya Roy of Bloomington, Ind., has been named a Kelley Scholar at Indiana University Bloomington, where she will be a freshman this fall. She is a graduate of Bloomington High School South.

The Kelley Scholarship honors the best undergraduate students entering IU to study business. Kelley Scholars receive tuition and fees, a stipend for living expenses, and other funding that may cover internships and overseas study. The award is for four years and has an annual value of about $15,000.

The Kelley Scholars Program is funded by a $23 million gift from E.W. Kelley and his family made to IU in the fall of 1997. The university named its School of Business for the Kelley family in acknowledgement of the gift.

Roy is the daughter of Ashok Roy of Wickens Drive in Bloomington and Patricia Currier of Evening Shadow Drive in Chattanooga. At Bloomington High South, she was a National Merit Semi-Finalist, a member of the state champion Science Olympiad varsity team and the National Honor Society, co-founder and president of Environmental Club and business manager of the school newspaper. She attended the Tennessee Governor's School for International Studies and was secretary of the Diversity Club. She expects to major in accounting and finance.

The Kelley Scholars were selected from a group of students who had been accepted to IU and were invited to apply for the Kelley Scholars program because of their outstanding records. The application included references, a high school transcript, several personal statements on a variety of topics and an essay.

Finalists were then invited to the IU Bloomington campus for a weekend of extensive interviews with faculty members. Each candidate submitted a writing sample, toured the campus and was a guest at a dinner. The winners were selected on the basis of their performances that weekend.


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