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Last modified: Monday, July 18, 2005

Two Hamilton County residents named Kelley Scholars at Indiana University

JULY 18, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Two Hamilton County residents, Matthew Baldwin and Brian Beesley, have been named Kelley Scholars at Indiana University Bloomington.

Baldwin, a graduate of Park Tudor School, is the son of Bruce and Debbie Baldwin of Twin Oaks Drive in Carmel. Beesley, a graduate of Noblesville High School, is the son of Keith and Sue Beesley of Elmwood Circle in Noblesville.

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 $15,000.

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.

Baldwin was a National Merit Semi-Finalist and is listed in Who's Who Among High School Students. He was captain of the debate team, co-founder of the Conservation Club, president of the Economics Club and a member of the math team. He received the National Forensic League Degree of Distinction Award and the Silver Medal Congressional Youth Award. He earned a varsity letter in basketball and a junior varsity letter in track. He plans to major in entrepreneurship and finance.

Beesley earned a varsity letter in soccer and sang with school vocal groups at Noblesville High School. He plans to major in finance and economic consulting.

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.