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Last modified: Monday, October 4, 2010

IU Cox Student Scholars receive nearly $700,000 in financial support for 2010-11 academic year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 4, 2010

EDITORS: This release is updated from the one sent earlier today. This version contains updated student majors.

Links to print-quality photos of Cox Scholars are located next to their names.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Forty-two undergraduates at Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have been selected as recipients of the prestigious Cox Scholarship for 2010-11.

Jesse and Beulah Cox

Beulah and Jesse Cox

Print-Quality Photo

Now in its sixth year, the Cox Scholarship program was started with a generous $15 million contribution from IU alumnus Jesse Cox and wife, Beulah. A later gift from their estate brought the total for the scholarship fund to $92 million, the largest gift ever received for scholarships at the university.

The Coxes initiated the scholarship funds at both IU Bloomington and IUPUI to reward students who balance work and school in the pursuit of their degrees, just as Jesse Cox did during the 1930s.

Always determined and enterprising, Jesse Cox began his entrepreneurial career with a transit and mimeograph service while in college at IU Bloomington. Following his graduation, he and Beulah started the J.H. Cox Manufacturing Co., a wholesale venetian blind company. They then purchased a small bankrupt company and started the Aero Blind and Drapery Co. They turned this company into the leading window treatment company in the upper Midwest. After selling this company in 1982, they next went on to develop businesses in both agriculture and commercial real estate in Monroe, Boone, Hamilton, and Putnam counties.

"To Jesse and Beulah Cox, nothing was more precious or necessary than a solid education. The couple, who didn't have children of their own, wanted to ensure that deserving and industrious young people have access to higher education and to the benefits an education provides." said Gene Tempel, president of the IU Foundation. "Jesse and Beulah would be proud that their scholarships are supporting so many students. This represents approximately $700,000 in student support."

The Jesse H. and Beulah Chanley Cox Scholarship fund is IU's most charitable merit-based scholarship for working students who are in-state residents. The renewable scholarship provides 75 percent of the estimated cost of attendance at IU Bloomington or IUPUI.

The members of the 2010-11 class of Cox Scholars are:

  • Eric Arnold, majoring in chemistry at IU Bloomington, from Tell City (Link to photo)
  • Kate Burzlaff, majoring in international business and finance at IUPUI, from Whiteland (Link to photo)
  • Ashley Butler, majoring in nursing at IUPUI, from Mooresville (Link to photo)
  • Laura Buuck, majoring in management at IU Bloomington, from Fort Wayne (Link to photo)
  • Cassie Caccavo, majoring in social studies education at IU Bloomington, from Indianapolis (Link to photo)
  • Jamie Duncan, majoring in economic consulting and technology managment at IU Bloomington, from Schererville (Link to photo)
  • Erika Hall, majoring in political science and English at IU Bloomington, from Bloomington, (Link to photo)
  • Tara Hannel, majoring in nursing at IUPUI, from Mooresville (Link to photo)
  • Amy Hein, majoring in tourism management at IU Bloomington, from Indianapolis (Link to photo)
  • Benjamin Hopkins, majoring in sports management at IU Bloomington, from Goshen (Link to photo)
  • Brittany Howell, majoring in nursing at IUPUI, from Mooresville (Link to photo)
  • Lindsay Kaser, majoring in visual communications at IUPUI, from Mooresville (Link to photo)
  • Eric Kern, majoring in nursing at IU Bloomington, from Jasper (Link to photo)
  • Natalie Kinsey, majoring in Spanish and international studies at IUPUI, from Noblesville (Link to photo)
  • Cesar Landaverde, majoring in mathematics at IUPUI, from Indianapolis (Link to photo)
  • Derek Lee, majoring in religious studies at IUPUI, from Frankfort (Link to photo)
  • Heather Long, majoring in nursing at IUPUI, from Zionsville (Link to photo)
  • Stephanie Long, majoring in tourism management at IU Bloomington, from Michigan City (Link to photo)
  • Elisabeth Martin, majoring in ballet at IU Bloomington, from Bloomington (Link to photo)
  • Michelle Martin, majoring in nursing at IUPUI, from LaPorte (Link to photo)
  • Shay Mays, majoring in social work at IUPUI, from Indianapolis (Link to photo)
  • Heather Meloy, majoring in anthropology at IUPUI, from Indianapolis (Link to photo)
  • Mary Miller, majoring in elementary and special education at IUPUI, from Lebanon (Link to photo)
  • Keara Miller, majoring in interior design at IUPUI, from Avon (Link to photo)
  • Morgan Mills, majoring in medical imaging technology and radiation therapy at IUPUI, from Logansport (Link to photo)
  • Rebecca Nyhuis, majoring in business marketing and interior design at IUPUI, from Indianapolis (Link to photo)
  • Matthew Parrish majoring in pre-dentistry and biology at IUPUI, from Indianapolis (Link to photo)
  • Andrew Pierluissi, majoring in mechanical engineering at IUPUI, from Indianapolis (Link to photo)
  • Anthony Pierluissi, majoring in mechanical engineering at IUPUI, from Indianapolis (Link to photo)
  • Lucas Sinex, majoring in neuroscience at IU Bloomington, from Bloomington (Link to photo)
  • Joseph Slaughterbeck, majoring in health administration at IU Bloomington, from Fort Wayne (Link to photo)
  • Twameka Smith, majoring in elementary and special education at IUPUI, from Fishers (Link to photo)
  • Morgan Smith, majoring in elementary education and Spanish at IUPUI, from Indianapolis (Link to photo)
  • Corrie Stewart, majoring in psychology at IUPUI, from Indianapolis (Link to photo)
  • Brittany Stigler, majoring in English and telecommunications at IU Bloomington, from Brazil (Link to photo)
  • Bryan Stuart, majoring in economic consulting and public policy analysis at IU Bloomington, from Indianapolis (Link to photo)
  • Kylie Stultz, majoring in performance-clarinet at IU Bloomington, from Columbus (Link to photo)
  • Barbara Tharp, majoring in nursing at IUPUI, from Indianapolis (Link to photo)
  • Brittany Wesley, majoring in dental hygiene at IUPUI, from Bargersville (Link to photo)
  • Joshua Weyer, majoring in exercise science at IUPUI, from Ferdinand (Link to photo)
  • Kristy Wilson, majoring in English at IU Bloomington, from English (Link to photo)
  • Monica Winbush, majoring in criminal justice at IU Bloomington, from Merrillville (Link to photo)

To learn more about the program and how to apply, go to http://www.scholarships.indiana.edu/current-students/cox/index.php