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Last modified: Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Greenwood's Kyle McNaught named Kelley Scholar at Indiana University

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Kyle McNaught from Greenwood, Ind., has been named a Kelley Scholar at Indiana University Bloomington. McNaught is a graduate of Center Grove 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, McNaught was a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society, a National Merit Commended Scholar and a two-year Academic All-State athlete in soccer.

McNaught will begin his education at IU this fall.

Hometown information: Kyle McNaught is the son of Jay and Jan McNaught, 2307 Willow Lakes East Blvd., Greenwood, Ind.