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Last modified: Monday, July 18, 2005

Kelley Scholars announced at Indiana University

Eleven top students to study business

JULY 18, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Eleven Kelley Scholars have been selected by the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington.

Kelley Scholars, all incoming freshmen this fall who intend to major in business at IU Bloomington, will receive full tuition and fees, a stipend for living expenses, and other funding, including for overseas study. The award is for four years and has an annual value of more than $15,000 for recipients who are Indiana residents and more than $23,000 for those who are non-residents.

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.

The Kelley Scholars were selected from a group of over 200 students who had been accepted to IU and who were invited to apply for the Kelley program because of their outstanding academic records. The application included references, a high school transcript, several personal statements on a variety of topics and an essay.

Twenty-six finalists were invited to the IU Bloomington campus Feb.26-27. 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 performances that weekend.

The 11 Kelley Scholars, their hometowns, and their high schools are:

-- Matthew Anderson, Roanoke, Ind., Homestead High School
-- Matthew Baldwin, Carmel, Ind., Park Tudor High School
-- Katherine Beck, Fort Wayne, Ind., Homestead High School
-- Brian Beesley, Noblesville, Ind., Noblesville High School
-- William Bennett, Indianapolis, Perry Meridian High School
-- Ann Burch, Zionsville, Ind., Zionsville High School
-- Brent Danner, Leesburg, Ind., Wawasee High School
-- Sarah Foster, Lafayette, Ind., Harrison High School
-- Christopher James, St. Louis, St. Louis University High School
-- Brooke Kerendian, Charlotte, N.C., Myers Park High School
-- Michael Skaggs, Sellersburg, Ind., Our Lady of Providence High School

For more information about the Kelley Scholars Program, contact Katie Paulin, associate director of undergraduate programs at the Kelley School of Business, at 812-855-4474 or