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Last modified: Thursday, August 19, 2004

Kettering's Pent named Kelley Scholar at Indiana University

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Elise Pent, from Kettering, Ohio, has been named a Kelley Scholar at Indiana University Bloomington, where she will be a freshman. Pent graduated from Kettering Fairmont 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 more than $20,000.

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 Kettering Fairmont High School, Pent was twice nominated for the English Key Award. She received the National History and Government Award her sophomore year and the Kettering Rotary Leadership and Fairmont Leadership awards her junior year. She was a staff member of the yearbook, the school newspaper and the Aerie Literary Magazine. She was a member of the math club, French club and spirit club. She was a four-year student council member and was president for three years.

Pent was involved in National Honor Society for two years and was on honor roll for four years. She also was in the French honor society for two years. She played field hockey for four years and was varsity captain her senior year. She also played lacrosse for three years. She earned an academic letter three times.

Pent is the daughter of Mark and Mary Pent, 665 Murrell Drive, Kettering, Ohio.

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 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 performance that weekend.