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Two Hamilton County residents named Kelley Scholar at IU
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JULY 27, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Carly Anderson of Carmel, Ind., and Katherine Harper of Westfield, Ind., have been named Kelley Scholars at Indiana University Bloomington, where each will be a freshman this fall. Both are graduates of Carmel 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 about $15,000.
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.
Anderson is the daughter of Tom and Lori Anderson of Coventry Way in Carmel. At Carmel High School, she was vice president of her class, captain of the cross country team, a National Merit Finalist, state officer of DECA/Delta Epsilon Chi, a section editor at the student newspaper, a freshman mentor and member of the National Honor Society and Quill and Scroll. She expects to major in marketing and political science.
Harper is the daughter of Keith and Melanie Harper of Nicholas Drive in Westfield. At Carmel High School, she was a member of the National Honor Society, the German Honor Society, DECA/Delta Epsilon Chi and the Carmel Marching Greyhounds marching band. She was a Freshman Top 25 Award recipient and an International Thespian. She expects to major in accounting, finance and international business.
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. The application included references, a high school transcript, several personal statements on a variety of topics and an essay.
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 performances that weekend.