Indiana University announces 2010-11 Kelley Scholars
July 27, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Ten Kelley Scholars have been selected by the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. The Kelley Scholars, all incoming freshmen this fall who intend to major in business at IU Bloomington, will receive full tuition and fees, a stipend for living expenses and funding for academic activities such as overseas study.
Top row (left to right): Jake Maxwell, Nicholas Johnson, Max Thomas. Middle row (left to right): Chris Kauffman, Emily Griffith, Danny Veldman. Front row (left to right): Samantha Rhodes, Adam Shaffer, Ben Akinbola.
The award is for four years and has an annual value of $20,726 for recipients who are Indiana residents and $39,387 for non-residents.
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 acknowledgment of the gift.
This year's class of Kelley Scholars was selected from a group of more than 250 students admitted to IU, who were invited to apply for the program because of their outstanding academic records. The application included references, a high school transcript, several personal statements on a variety of topics and an essay.
The 10 Kelley Scholars are:
- Ben Akinbola, son of Bukky and Obo Akinbola of Carmel, Ind. -- A graduate of Carmel High School, he was a National Achievement Finalist, a 2010 Lugar Scholar and president of Carmel High School Chapter of DECA. He intends to study accounting.
- Emily Griffith, daughter of John and Anne Griffith of South Bend, Ind. -- A graduate of Marian High School, she was student government secretary and treasurer, vice president of Civitans Service Club, captain and MVP of the varsity soccer teams and MVP of the track team her senior year. She was named Kiwanis Athlete of the Month last October and also participated in the South Bend/Mishawaka Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Program. She expects to study marketing.
- Nicholas Johnson, son of Jefferson and Robin Johnson of Carmel, Ind. -- Also a graduate of Carmel High School, he was a National Merit Finalist and photo editor of
HiLite Newspaper.He was a member of the track and cross country teams. He expects to major in finance and accounting.
- Christopher Kauffman, the son of Fritz and Kasey Kauffman of Carmel, Ind. -- A graduate of Cathedral High School, he was senior class president, co-chair of the school's Riley Dance Marathon effort and a member of the varsity soccer team. He expects to study finance and international business.
- Jake Maxwell, son of Laura and Andy Maxwell of Cincinnati, Ohio -- A graduate of Sycamore High School, he was captain of the Sycamore Varsity A Tennis Team and was the Greater Miami Conference Tennis Doubles Champion for four years. He also was an Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm, a National Merit Scholar Commended student, a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, and an AP Scholar. He was vice president of his school's local DECA chapter. He expects to major in entrepreneurship.
- Samantha Rhodes, daughter of Simon and Jan Rhodes of Zionsville, Ind. -- A graduate of Zionsville Community High School, she was secretary of the National Honor Society, news editor of the
- Adam Shaffer, son of Mark and Gerri Shaffer of Carmel, Ind. -- Also a graduate of Carmel High School, he was a first team AP All-Star in football and captain of the team. He was a member of DECA, the National Honor Society and Student Athletic Board. He was the recipient of the Phil N. Eskew Mental Attitude Award. He expects to study business economics and public policy.
- Max Thomas, son of Judy Dell'Aringa and Jim Thomas of Indianapolis -- A graduate of Park Tudor High School, he was a four-year member of the varsity baseball team and twice was voted to the All-Conference baseball squad. He received the Marion County Honorable Mention Crown Award, the John C. Devoe Scholarship and was a Global Scholar. He also was a member of the speech and debate team and the Cum Laude Society. He was an AP Scholar with Distinction. He expects to study finance or business law.
- Danny Veldman, the son of Larry and Sue Veldman of Indianapolis -- A graduate of Pike High School, he was a member of the varsity tennis and baseball teams. He participated in Business Professionals of America and went to the state conference twice. As a member of the mock trial team, he won the "best attorney" award, and his team went to state. He was a member of the Freshmen Mentor Program, the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. He was an AP Scholar with Distinction. He expects to study business management and finance.
- Thomas Weber, son of Todd and Gail Weber of Terre Haute, Ind. -- A graduate of Terre Haute South Vigo High School, he was senior class president, captain of the swim team, an AP Scholar and National Merit Commended Student. He also was a Swimming Academic All-American. He expects to study business economics and public policy.
For more information about the Kelley Scholars Program, contact Amanda Denton at the Kelley School of Business, at 812-855-4474 or email@example.com.