Last modified: Thursday, August 19, 2004
New Albany's Robinson named Kelley Scholar at Indiana University
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Matthew Robinson, a resident of New Albany, Ind., has been named a Kelley Scholar at Indiana University Bloomington, where he will be a freshman. Robinson graduated from New Albany 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 funding that 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 New Albany High School, Robinson was awarded the PAWS Award his senior year for citizenship. He was also a DAR Citizenship Award winner and a William Beyl Award winner. Robinson was a two-year National Honor Society member and for four years was on the honor roll all "A" list.
He was a member of the math team and received the Math Team Award his junior year. He was a member of the German Austrian Society, varsity tennis team and varsity swimming team, and he received all-conference honorable mention and academic all-State honors for tennis his senior year. He took an IU correspondence course his junior year.
Robinson is the son of Richard and Donna Robinson, 3413 Greenview Drive, New Albany, 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 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.