Last modified: Thursday, August 19, 2004
Newburgh's Ruble named Kelley Scholar at Indiana University
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Emilyn Ruble, a resident of Newburgh, Ind., has been named a Kelley Scholar at Indiana University Bloomington, where she will be a freshman. Ruble is a graduate of Castle 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 Castle High School, Ruble was a member of the science, Spanish and Key clubs. She was a two-year National Honor Society member and served as president her senior year. She was a National Merit semi-finalist and was on academic honor roll for four years. She was a Junior Marshall her junior year. Ruble also was a Student Athletic Council representative and a varsity cross country all-conference team member.
Ruble is the daughter of Robert and Marilou Ruble, 4581 Bridgestone Blvd., Newburgh, 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 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.