BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business acclaimed undergraduate program continues to attract many of the top students from around the country, including the 30 freshmen who were selected this fall as William R. 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:
- Tyler Abella, Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, Miami, Fla.
- Kwame Amankwah-Ayeh, Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, Chevy Chase, Md.
- Esther Amos, Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, Va.
- Beau Black, Hamilton Southeastern High School, Fishers, Ind.
- Jalia Daniels-Halisi, Francis W. Parker School, Chicago
- Tariq Davidson, Auburn High School, Auburn, Ala.
- Drew Dwyre, Marian Catholic High School, Crown Point, Ind.
- Miranda Fairbanks, Unity High School, Sadorus, Ill.
- Cheyenne Figueroa, Merrillville High School, Merrillville, Ind.
- Faith Hampton, Lakewood High School, Lakewood, Ohio
- Sander Head, Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, Calif.
- Olivia Holman, Terre Haute North Vigo High School, Terre Haute, Ind.
- Omodara Idowu, Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, Calif.
- Gregory Jackson, Detroit Country Day School, Birmingham, Mich.
- Justin Johnson, Marian Catholic High School, Matteson, Ill.
- Nicolas Landeros, Chesterton High School, Valparaiso, Ind.
- Madison Malone, Prospect High School, Mount Prospect, Ill.
- Elizabeth Martine, Zionsville Community High School, Zionsville, Ind.
- Yusuf Meghji, The Wheatley School, Old Westbury, N.Y.
- Josef Nieto-Phillips, West Orange High School, West Orange, N.J.
- Neliya Nyirenda, Cherokee Trail High School, Aurora, Colo.
- Geovanni Ortiz, Warren Central High School, Indianapolis
- Maero Oyula, Mansfield High School, Mansfield, Texas
- Andrea Paternina, Carmel High School, Carmel, Ind.
- Angelica Ramirez, Penn High School, Granger, Ind.
- Zoe Rozine, Saline High School, Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Amir Saley, Viewpoint School, Newbury Park, Calif.
- Tony Santangelo, Prospect High School, Arlington Heights, Ill.
- Zion Simpson, Pike High School, Indianapolis
- Rediet Yeshidenber, Wheaton-Warrenville South High School, Wheaton, Ill.
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 the Kelley Office of Diversity Initiatives at 812-855-4474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.