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Last modified: Thursday, June 11, 2009

Linsmith Scholarship recipient named at IU

June 11, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Heather Schaefer of Lanesville, Ind., will receive a $2,000 Charles and Jo Ann Linsmith Scholarship from the Indiana University Alumni Association during Cream and Crimson Alumni Weekend, June 19-21, in Bloomington, Ind.

Heather Schaefer

Heather Schaefer

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Schaefer is a senior at IU Bloomington and the 2009-10 president of the Student Alumni Association. She is also a day-host coordinator through the Student Business Ambassadors Program with the Kelley School of Business, where she matches high school students with IU students.

In addition, Schaefer serves as a managerial accounting tutor with the Bloomington Learning Center. Schaefer is majoring in marketing with a 3.9 grade point average and plans to work in a health field before returning to school to pursue a law degree.

The Linsmith Scholarship is open to the children and grandchildren of IUAA staff members, to student leaders of IUAA-sponsored organizations and to IUAA student employees. Selection is based on outstanding character, financial need and academic achievement.

The Linsmith Scholarship was established by Jo Ann Linsmith of Bradenton, Fla. She and her husband, the late Charles Linsmith, served IU as involved alumni. Jo Ann helped found and served as president of the former IU Alumni Club of Sarasota and Manatee Counties (Fla.), which is now the Florida Suncoast Chapter of the IUAA. She served on the IUAA Executive Council and received the IUAA President's Award in 2000. Through the Linsmith Scholarships, she wishes to recognize the service and devotion of the association's staff members and students.

Schaefer will receive her award June 19 at an IUAA awards banquet at Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union, in Bloomington.

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