Last modified: Thursday, August 19, 2004
West Lafayette's Morrison named Kelley Scholar at Indiana University
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Jessica Rachel Morrison, from West Lafayette, has been named a Kelley Scholar at Indiana University Bloomington, where she will be a freshman. Morrison is a graduate of West Lafayette Junior/Senior 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 cover internships and overseas study. The award is for four years and has an annual value of more than $14,000.
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 West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School, Morrison was active in National Honor Society, the Vista dance organization club, varsity cheerleading and the West Side Service Oraganization. She was a four-year varsity girl's tennis player and was manager of the boy's team for two. Morrison was valedictorian of her graduating class.
Morrison is the daughter of Alastair and Allison Morrison, 615 Ridgewood Dr., West Lafayette, Ind.
The Kelley Scholars were selected from a group of students who had been accepted to IU and were invited to apply for the Kelley 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, took campus tours and was a guest at dinner. The winners were selected on the basis of their performance that weekend.