Marking a 10th anniversary, Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business has announced its largest class of William R. Fry Scholars. Thirty-two incoming freshmen have been selected as Fry Scholars.
Entering freshmen who applied to IU and were directly admitted to the Kelley School were eligible. Preference is given to students who are traditionally underrepresented in the field of business.
Students receive funding toward standard tuition and fees. They also receive support in the form of an advisor and a Kelley student mentor during their time at IU. They also have the option of residing in the Kelley Living Learning Center, a residential program that focuses on personal, academic and professional development. Each program has its unique events.
The Fry Scholars program is made possible through a $15 million gift in 2008 from the late William R. Fry, a Kelley alumnus. The gift and resulting program are helping the Kelley School pursue a major initiative toward more inclusiveness and increased enrollment of underrepresented minorities.
When making the gift, Fry said that he especially liked the impact that his Kelley School gift would have on young minds.
This year’s Fry Scholars, their high schools and their hometowns are:
Zachary Blanton, Olympian High School, Chula Vista, Calif.
Matt Burrell, Crown Point High School, Crown Point, Ind.
Maiya Cook, North Penn High School, Lansdale, Penn.
Lucas Cooley, Reitz Memorial High School, Evansville, Ind.
Jordan Davis, Centerville High School, Dayton, Ohio
Santiago Duque, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Ky.
CJ Figueroa, Merrillville High School, Merrillville, Ind.
Prince Frederick, James B. Conant High School, Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Brandon Hamblin, North Stafford High School, Stafford, Va.
Montgomery Hollis, Kingsway Regional High School, Swedesboro, N.J.
Vince Ivetich, Munster High School, Munster, Ind.
Naomi Jackson, Park Tudor High School, Indianapolis
Tommy Keslin, Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights, Ill.
Kennedi Kirk, Fort Bend Christian Academy, Sugar Land, Texas
Josh Klocek, Lake Central High School, Saint John, Ind.
Sika Kodzi, Oviedo High School, Oviedo, Fla.
Jack Kreilein, Brownsburg High School, Brownsburg, Ind.
Ian Layton, Edina High School, Minneapolis
Lorraine Michira, Brownsburg High School, Brownsburg, Ind.
Vivienne Monger, Maumee Valley Country Day School, Toledo, Ohio
Jonathan Moran, Portage High School, Portage, Ind.
Kaitlyn Moreno, Lebanon High School, Lebanon, Ind.
Brooklyn Mosley, University High School, Normal, Ill.
Maisa Muhammad, Providence-St. Mei High School, Chicago
Oti Ogbeide, Carmel High School, Carmel, Ind.
Nia Rochon, Signature School, Evansville, Ind.
Sophia Rodriguez, Marist High School, Chicago, Ill.
Nicolas San Jose, Deerfield High School, Deerfield, Ill.
Chase Santamaria, Cathedral High School, Indianapolis
Veronia Sobhy, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, Ill.
Parker Stiles, Plano Senior High School, Plano, Texas
Michael Utley, Shortridge Magnet High School, Indianapolis
The scholarships are renewable as long as recipients meet the expectations of their scholarship program.
More information about the Fry Scholars program is available from Brittani Wilson, director of diversity initiatives; or Luke Leftwich, director of the undergraduate program, at 812-856-7852.