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Last modified: Monday, July 18, 2005

Sellersburg's Skaggs named Kelley Scholar at Indiana University

JULY 18, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Michael Skaggs of Sellersburg, Ind., has been named a Kelley Scholar at Indiana University Bloomington, where he will be a freshman this fall. He is a graduate of Our Lady of Providence 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.

Skaggs was nominated for Who's Who in American High Schools and was selected as a Hoosier Boys State Alternate. He is a member of Providence High School's National Honor Society, Quick Recall Team and Math Team. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement in Government Award. He received Outstanding and Excellence Awards for Honors and Advanced Placement courses in high school.

He recently received the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Kentuckiana's Annual Book Award and was honored as an outstanding academic honor student by the Clarksville Rotary Club.

Skaggs is the son of Mike and Brenda Skaggs of Sunrise Drive.

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.