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Last modified: Thursday, August 19, 2004

Fort Wayne's Powell named Kelley Scholar at Indiana University

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Joseph Powell, a resident of Fort Wayne, has been named a Kelley Scholar at Indiana University Bloomington where he will be a freshman. Powell is a graduate of Bishop Dwenger 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 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 Bishop Dwenger High School, Powell was involved in National Honor Society for two years. He was on the scholars list for four years and was received the Hero Award his junior year. He was an Evan Bayh Service Leader Award recipient and scholarship winner. He is the founder and was the editor of the Golden Trumpet online publication.

Powell is the son of Richard and Clara Powell, 4918 Tristam Court, Fort Wayne, Ind.

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.