Last modified: Wednesday, July 16, 2003
Fort Wayne's Kara Howard named Kelley Scholar at Indiana University
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Kara Howard from Fort Wayne, Ind., has been named a Kelley Scholar at Indiana University Bloomington. Howard is a graduate of Homestead High School.
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, which may include funding for internships and overseas study. The award is for four years and has an annual value of more than $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 extent of the gift.
Kelley Scholars were selected from a group of 170 students who had been accepted to IU and who were invited to apply for the Kelley program because of their outstanding records. Applications included references, high school transcripts and several personal statements on a variety of topics, including an essay.
Twenty-six finalists were invited to the IU Bloomington campus Feb. 15-16. The weekend included extensive interviews with faculty members and current Kelley Scholars, submission by each candidate of a writing sample, campus tours and a dinner. The winners were selected on the basis of their performance that weekend.
While in high school, Howard was an AP Scholar with Honors, a National Merit commended student and recipient of the Art and Writing Silver Key. She was also the America's Cup Judo State Champion.
Howard will begin her education at IU this fall.
Hometown information: Kara Howard is the daughter of Joseph and Sally Howard, 11207 Dell Loch Way, Fort Wayne, Ind.