BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Fourteen freshmen from across the country have been selected as William R. Fry Scholars at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
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 Brian D. Jellison 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:
- Adam Aribi, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, Calif.
- Katia Benguesmia, Plano West Senior High School, Plano, Texas
- Zantha Buirse, Plano West Senior High School, Plano, Texas
- Grace Givan, Prospect High School, Arlington Heights, Ill.
- Jonathan Gregory, Providence-St. Mel High School, Chicago
- Tristan Guevara, Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe, Mich.
- Isaiah Jackson, Fishers High School, Fishers, Ind.
- Kodee Lewis, Independence High School, Franklin, Tenn.
- Marcos Mann, St. James High School, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
- Haifa Mohamed, Bloomington High School North, Bloomington, Ind.
- Aramide Ogunmekan, Mansfield High School, Mansfield, Texas
- Eric Ramirez, Mount Carmel High School, Hammond, Ind.
- Quinn Smith, McKinney Boyd High School, McKinney, Texas
- Caleb Wilkerson, Kenwood Academy, Chicago
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.