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Last modified: Thursday, August 15, 2002

IU selects 22 top students as Wells Scholars

Editors: Publication-quality photos of all the Wells Scholars are available online at Separate news releases also have been prepared for each Wells Scholar. Contact the IU Office of Communications and Marketing if you need individual information about someone from your circulation area.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University has selected 20 entering freshmen and two current IU students as Wells Scholars for the upcoming academic year. The scholarship, named in honor of the late IU Chancellor Herman B Wells, ranks among the most competitive and prestigious awards offered by any American university.

Wells Scholars who are incoming freshmen receive full tuition and fees, as well as a living stipend for four years of study on the IU Bloomington campus. Those who are already at IU receive tuition, fees and a stipend for the balance of their education at the university.

The new Wells Scholars are:

-- Erin Aakhus, of Evansville, Ind.;

-- Elizabeth Adams, LaPorte, Ind.;

-- Noah Bendix-Balgley, Cincinnati, Ohio;

-- Vivek Chandrasekhar, Kokomo, Ind.;

-- Kathleen Claussen, Bethlehem, Penn.;

-- Anshuman Das, Valparaiso, Ind.;

-- Kathryn Dickerson, South Bend, Ind.;

-- Julie Jochim, Owensville, Ind.;

-- Asma Khalid, Crown Point, Ind.;

-- Grace Lin, Indianapolis, Ind.

-- Elizabeth Lewis; Indianapolis, Ind.;

-- Brian Matzke, Indianapolis, Ind.;

-- Emily McFarlin, Indianapolis, Ind.;

-- Patrick Milligan, Williamsport, Ind.;

-- Sara Phillips, Terre Haute, Ind.;

-- Todd Relue, Granger, Ind.;

-- Rushi Sheth, Louisville, Ky.;

-- Vlad Simianu, Carmel, Ind.;

-- Kari Stevenson, Bloomington, Ind.;

-- Claire Tramm, Wilmette, Ill.;

-- Rose Wongsarnpigoon, Winnetka, Ill.;

-- Micah Zeller, Cincinnati, Ohio.

The program also offers special seminars, an optional year of study abroad and support for a summer research project or internship. The Wells Scholars Program emphasizes close interaction with faculty, academic and career advising, opportunities for community service and contact with distinguished visitors.

Wells Scholars are selected for having demonstrated character, leadership and distinction, both inside and outside of the classroom.