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Last modified: Wednesday, May 17, 2006

IU license plates fund scholarships for 19 students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University license plates are much more than automobile identifiers or symbols of school pride. They're also a source of scholarship funds for IU students. This year, a portion of the revenue generated by the sale of IU license plates has provided $19,000 in scholarships for IU students.

Nineteen students have been named IU Alumni Association Scholars for the 2006-07 fall semester. Chosen based on financial need and academic achievement, IUAA Scholars are full-time undergraduate students who are sons and daughters of IU Alumni Association members. Each will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

The 2006-07 IUAA Scholars are:

  • Kristen Bard, a freshman at IU Bloomington from Antioch, Tenn.
  • Jessica Biagioni, a freshman at IU Bloomington from Dallas
  • Riley Bock, a freshman at IU Bloomington from Ellettsville, Ind.
  • Emily Cohen, a senior at IU Bloomington from Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.
  • Sambodhi Das, a senior at IU Northwest from Munster, Ind.
  • Stacey Davis-Heare, a junior at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne from Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Emily Fickes, a junior at IU South Bend from South Bend, Ind.
  • Emma Laycock, a freshman at IU Bloomington from Waldron, Ind.
  • Mark Liechty, a sophomore at IU Bloomington from Kokomo, Ind.
  • Andrew O'Bryan, a senior at IU Bloomington from Indianapolis
  • Tony Ranard, a freshman at IU Bloomington from Bloomfield, Ind.
  • Michael Riggle, a freshman at IU Bloomington from Indianapolis
  • Priya Roy, a freshman at IU Bloomington from Bloomington
  • Jennifer Schroeder, a junior at IU East from Richmond, Ind.
  • Jennifer Sherer, a junior at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis from Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Charles Sneed, a freshman at IU Bloomington from Dallas
  • Krista Stephenson, a freshman at IU Bloomington from Birmingham, Ala.
  • Bethany Sweet, a freshman at IU Bloomington from Berne, Ind.
  • Michelle Thompson, a freshman at IU Kokomo from Kokomo, Ind.

Including this year's scholarships, the IUAA Scholars program has awarded 176 $1,000 scholarships in 12 years. In its history, the IU Alumni Association has awarded nearly $3 million in scholarships to IU students.

The IUAA Scholars program is funded entirely by the sale of IU license plates. Nearly 35,000 IU plates are on Hoosier vehicles, making the IU plate the most popular collegiate license plate in Indiana. With the purchase of each IU license plate, a $25 tax-deductible contribution is made to the IU Alumni Association to fund scholarships and many other programs and services.

The IU Alumni Association is dedicated to serving the university and its diverse alumni, students and friends. As one of the nation's largest alumni organizations, serving more than 481,000 graduates worldwide, the IUAA provides many programs and services to its members, non-member alumni and the university. For information, visit http://www.alumni.indiana.edu or call 800-824-3044.