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Last modified: Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Moline's David Krismanits named Kelley Scholar at Indiana University

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- David Krismanits of Moline, Ill., has been named a Kelley Scholar at Indiana University Bloomington. Krismanits is a graduate of Moline 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, which may include funding for internships and overseas study. The award is for four years and has an annual value of more than $22,000.

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 extent of the gift.

Kelley Scholars were selected from a group of 170 students who had been accepted to IU and who were invited to apply for the Kelley program because of their outstanding records. Applications included references, high school transcripts and several personal statements on a variety of topics, including an essay.

Twenty-six finalists were invited to the IU Bloomington campus Feb. 15-16. The weekend included extensive interviews with faculty members and current Kelley Scholars, submission by each candidate of a writing sample, campus tours and a dinner. The winners were selected on the basis of their performance that weekend.

While in high school, Krismanits earned a 4.0 grade point average (on 4-point scale) and was an Illinois State Scholar. He was a member of the IHSA All-State Academic Team and a recipient of the Quad City Times Salute to Academics and Achievement Award, the Quad City Chamber of Commerce Academic Achievement Award and the Mathematical Association of America Certificate of Distinction. He also received the Moline School District #40 Board Award of Excellence and the Dispatch Area Pacesetter Award. He was a three-sport athlete.

Krismanits plans to major in finance and international studies. He will begin his education at IU this fall.

Hometown information: David Krismanits is the son of Gene and Sue Krismanits, 2320 14th Ave., Moline, Ill.