Two Homestead graduates named Kelley Scholars at Indiana University
JULY 18, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Two recent graduates of Homestead High School, Matthew Anderson and Katherine Beck, have been named Kelley Scholars at Indiana University Bloomington. Anderson is the son of Dennis and Teresa Anderson of Aboite Road in Roanoke, Ind. Beck is the daughter of Edward and Debra Beck of Clarewood Court in Fort Wayne.
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.
Anderson is a member of the National Honor Society and was a National Merit Commended Scholar. He was a member of the Academic All-State team in tennis and captain of the tennis team. The sports editor of the school newspaper, he received a Quill & Scroll Award for journalism. He plans on majoring in finance and pre-law.
Beck is a National Merit Finalist, a member of the National Honor Society and a Student Rotarian. She received the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award for Allen County. She also was a nominee for the Sterling Sentinel Award. She plans to major in business law and English.
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 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 performances that weekend.