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Indiana University Bloomington

Undergraduate Program

Gibbons/Mitchell Scholarship

Award Description:

The Gibbons/Mitchell Scholarship is a $5000 award given annually to a finance major in the Kelley School of Business who has a career interest related to investments and has demonstrated outstanding academic performance. Preference is given to a female. Dr. Helen Gibbons is a former faculty member in the School of Business and the late Mary Mitchell was her aunt. Miss Mitchell decided on the scholarship in Business for a finance student because of her success as a self-taught investor. She did not have a college education but attended a business school in New Castle, Pennsylvania. She began by buying stocks for workers at the Pennsylvania Railroad where she worked – penny-stocks and other similar investments. She became interested in the stock market as a result of this experience and then began to invest on her own behalf. Mary believed that with education someone could do even better than she had.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Undergraduate finance major
  • Preference given to female students
  • Junior recipient may receive again during senior year if specific criteria are met

Application Process:

Students should complete the standard Undergraduate Program online scholarship application, available on this website each spring.

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