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Last modified: Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Louisville's Dries named Kelley Scholar at Indiana University

Editors: Publication-quality photos of all the Kelley Scholars are available online at http://newsinfo.iu.edu/cat/page/normal/285.html.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Adam Dries of Louisville, Ky., has been named a Kelley Scholar at Indiana University Bloomington, where he will be a freshman. Dries is a graduate of Saint Xavier 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 that may cover internships and overseas study. The award is for four years and has an annual value of more than $20,000.

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.

While at Saint Xavier, Dries was active in honors Spanish, the National Honor Society and Spanish club. He was president of the investment club for three years, was assistant editor-in-chief/sports editor of the Xavier News for one year and was ping-pong club treasurer for four years. He was on the honor roll and the principal's list all four years.

Dries is the son of David and Mary Pat Dries, 15510 Champion Lakes Place, Louisville, Ky.

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. Applications included references, high school transcripts and several personal statements -- including an essay -- on a variety of topics.

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 performance that weekend.