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Last modified: Monday, July 18, 2005

St. Louis' James named Kelley Scholar at Indiana University

JULY 18, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Christopher James of St. Louis, Mo., has been named a Kelley Scholar at Indiana University Bloomington, where he will be a freshman this fall. He is a graduate of St. Louis University 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 about $23,000.

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.

James was a National Merit Finalist and a member of the National Honor Society, chairing its events committee. He was varsity co-captain of the Mock Trial Team and co-editor of the school yearbook. He plans to major in legal studies and international business and minor in Chinese.

He is the son of Michael and Laura James of Tiffany Square Parkway.

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. The application included references, a high school transcript, several personal statements on a variety of topics and an essay.

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 performances that weekend.