BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Twelve incoming Indiana University freshmen from across the Hoosier state have been selected as Kelley Scholars at the Kelley School of Business.
The Kelley Scholars, who intend to major in business at IU Bloomington, will receive standard tuition and fees, a stipend for living expenses and funding for academic activities such as possible overseas study.
The Kelley Scholars Program is funded by a multi-million-dollar gift from E.W. “Ed” 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 top 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 2020-21 Kelley Scholars are:
- Claire Austin, a graduate of Lawrence Central High School and the daughter of Jim and Barb Austin of Indianapolis. An AP Scholar with Distinction and a member of the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society, she was captain of the varsity golf team and active in several student organizations, including Dance Marathon, the competitive dance team and Key Club. She received several awards, including Rising Stars of Indiana, the Presidential Volunteer Service Award and the Superintendent’s Award. She plans to study marketing and entrepreneurship.
- Ethan Clapacs, a graduate of Bishop Chatard High School and the son of Marla Smith and Grant Clapacs of Indianapolis. An AP Scholar, he was captain of the varsity cross country and track teams, president of the Math Club and a student ambassador. He plans to study finance.
- David (Trace) Held III, a graduate of Park Tudor School and the son of Dr. David and Jennifer Held of Carmel. An AP Scholar with Distinction, he led or co-founded several organizations and projects, including the Park Tudor Tribune, the Students United podcast, the Indianapolis Center for Interfaith Cooperation Youth Ambassador Program, Contemporary Legal Issues and Politics and the Model United Nations. He was captain of the tennis team and a global scholar. He received a scholarship from the National Civil War Institute and congressional recognition from U.S. Rep. Andre Carson. He plans to study finance and real estate.
- Madeline Hildreth, of Fort Wayne, a graduate of Canterbury School and the daughter of John Hildreth and Amber and Jason Stouder. An AP Scholar with Distinction, she was co-editor of the school newspaper and co-chair of the student ambassador program. She plans to study public policy analysis.
- Tara Kandallu, a graduate of Carmel High School and the daughter of Rama and Kannan Kandallu of Carmel. A National Merit Finalist, she finished eighth worldwide at DECA Internationals and was editor in chief of Acumen, president of the Academic Superbowl team. She has a black belt in taekwondo and received an honors diploma through the IU Honors foreign language immersion program. She plans to study finance.
- Courtney Kreilein, a graduate of Brownsburg High School and the daughter of Kurt and Kimberly Kreilein of Brownsburg. A four-year member of the varsity swim team and a three-year member of the women’s varsity soccer team, she twice was president of the Interact Club and president of the Brownsburg DECA chapter. She plans to study finance and marketing.
- Maggie McGuire, a graduate of Guerin Catholic High School and the daughter of Don and Lisa McGuire of Carmel. She was president of the student council, co-CEO of the Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop and Patachou Foundation ambassador. She also was a member of the varsity lacrosse team and first chair viola in the orchestra. She plans to study finance.
- Emily Meinzen, a graduate and the valedictorian of R. Nelson Snider High School and the daughter of David and Elizabeth Meinzen of Fort Wayne. A National Merit Scholar, she also served as president of the National Honor Society and the local DECA chapter, was editor of the school newspaper and secretary of the student council. She plans to study business management and apparel merchandising.
- Scott Meyer, a graduate of Floyd Central High School and the son of Jason and Kerrie Meyer of Georgetown. A member of the National Honor Society, he was a member of the men’s volleyball team, the Interact Club and involved in student government. He was a member of the 2019 men’s volleyball all-state academic team. He plans to study investment banking.
- Olivia Miles, a graduate of Carroll High School and the daughter of Benjamin and Stacey Miles of Huntertown. An AP Scholar with Distinction and a National Merit Commended Scholar, she was a member of the National Honor Society, the dance team, the Academic Superbowl Math Team and the speech and debate team. She was executive treasurer of the student council. She plans to study marketing and business analytics.
- Kayla Oxley, a graduate and valedictorian of Castle High School and the daughter of Lyle and Christine Oxley of Newburgh. She was inducted into the school’s Academic Hall of Fame, was president of the National Honor Society and actively involved with the band program. She plans to study business management.
- Naina Prabhakar, a graduate of Bloomington High School South and the daughter of Annu and Bipin Prabhakar of Bloomington. A National Merit Scholar Finalist, she is a candidate for the Presidential Scholarship Program in the U.S. Department of Education. She has devoted much of her life to theater and choir, having performed the roles of “Belle” in Sounds of South’s production of “Beauty and the Beast and “Mrs. Wormwood” in “Stages Bloomington’s production of “Matilda: The Musical” in the past year. She also was a varsity lacrosse player and was senior leader of the Bloomington Pride Girls’ Lacrosse Team. She was student council co-president, a Dance Marathon committee executive, a Diversity Club officer and co-president of the Harry Potter Club. She plans to study marketing.
For more information about the Kelley Scholars Program, contact the Kelley School of Business, 812-855-4474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.