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Last modified: Thursday, August 21, 2003

St. Louis' Stuckey selected as Wells Scholar at Indiana University

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Everett E. Stuckey Jr. of St. Louis, a junior at Indiana University Bloomington, is one of 21 young people who have been selected as Wells Scholars for the upcoming academic year.

The scholarship, named in honor of the late IU Chancellor Herman B Wells, ranks among the most competitive and prestigious awards offered by any American university. Stuckey will receive full tuition and fees and a stipend for the balance of his education at IU Bloomington.

The scholarship is named in honor of Wells (1902-2000), who devoted his extraordinary life to IU. Wells came to IU as an undergraduate, returned as a faculty member and then served as a dean before becoming president of the university for a quarter century. He remained the university's chancellor until his death.

A junior who hopes to start his own business one day, Stuckey is pursuing majors in finance and computer information systems. A National Achievement Scholar Semifinalist, he is a member of the IU Kelley School of Business Honors Program and IU's Minority Achievers Program. A General Electric Fund Scholar, he was the recipient of a Student Leader Recognition Award and was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honor Society.

As a sophomore, he competed in the University of Southern California Marshall International Case Competition on the IU Kelley team, which placed fourth in an international field of 22 business schools. He was selected to represent the Kelley School of Business at the Emory University Undergraduate Business School Leadership Conference. Stuckey has served as president of the Kelley School of Business student government and is the vice president of corporate relations in the Finance Club and the external affairs director for the Computer Information Systems Club.

He has also written for Tenth Street Times, the Kelley School of Business undergraduate newspaper. He has been a summer research analyst with the Summit Strategies Group in St. Louis, an intern with Merrill, Lynch & Co. in St. Louis and a summer investment-banking analyst with Goldman Sachs in New York. He is the first Wells Scholar from John Burroughs High School in St. Louis.

The Wells Scholars program also offers special seminars, an optional year of study abroad and support for a summer research project or internship. The Wells Scholars Program emphasizes close interaction with faculty, academic and career advising, opportunities for community service and contact with distinguished visitors.

Examples of past summer experiences include serving with Outreach Kenya Development Volunteers to provide AIDS education and build a public library in western Kenya, conducting research at the National Institutes of Health, performing in the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop and interning at the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the Canadian Parliament and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Wells Scholars are also members of the Honors College, where they have the opportunity to apply for grants in support of research, teaching internships, professional experience, creative activity, conference travel and honors thesis work.

They are selected for having demonstrated character, leadership and distinction, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Hometown information:
Everett E. Stuckey Jr. is the son of Chiquita and Everett E. Stuckey Sr., 819 North Hills Dr., St. Louis.