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Last modified: Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Indianapolis' Baumer and Overdorf named Kelley Scholars at Indiana University

Gregory Baumer

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Gregory Baumer and Victoria Stuart Overdorf, both of Indianapolis, have been named Kelley Scholars at Indiana University Bloomington, where they will be freshmen. Baumer is a graduate of Perry Meridian High School and Overdorf is a Lawrence Central High School graduate.

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 more than $14,000.

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.

While at Perry Meridian High School, Baumer was active on United Way Youth Leadership Board and was a P.C.P. Abstinence Program teacher. He was a Hoosier Boys State delegate and senator. He was National Honor Society president and captain of the varsity soccer team his senior year. He was a National Merit PSAT Commended Student and an Outstanding Academy of Finance Junior of the Year.

Gregory Baumer is the son of Mark and Mary Baumer, 709 Mt. Rainier Drive, Indianapolis.

While at Lawrence Central High School, Overdorf was a member of the National Honor Society and was a UBS Financial Literacy Competition champion. She was a Lugar Scholar and listed on the Lawrence Central High honors list for four years. She was a three-year member of the German club and president her senior year. A four-year member of the girl's varsity tennis team, she was the team captain her senior year. She also was the recipient of the Indiana University German Foreign Languages Award of Excellence.

Victoria Stuart Overdorf is the daughter of Scot and Tanya Overdorf, 5913 Camelback Court, Indianapolis.

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. Applications included references, high school transcripts and several personal statements -- including an essay -- on a variety of topics.

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 performance that weekend.