BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business has announced its Dean’s Council Scholars for 2020-21.
Chosen from among all entering freshmen who applied to IU and were directly admitted to the Kelley School, 25 freshmen are Dean’s Council Scholars. 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 Dean’s Council Scholarship was created in 2015 out of a shared aspiration of the Kelley School’s dean and Dean’s Council to pool their philanthropic resources to sustain and enhance the school’s diversity efforts, which includes students from all different economic backgrounds as well as students from diverse cultural backgrounds.
The Kelley Dean’s Council is composed of over 150 CEOs, vice presidents and business leaders who represent all ranges of industry. It advises on institutional goals, school strategies, and curricula. The council is also actively involved with long-term goal planning for the school and offers input on research, fundraising and the creation of new programs.
This year’s Dean’s Council Scholars, their high schools and hometowns are:
- Ranya Abedelmalik, Shortridge Magnet High School, Indianapolis
- Maddie Abella, Miami Palmetto Senior High School, Pinecrest, Florida
- Gabriel Anderson, Floyd Central High School, Floyds Knobs, Indiana
- Jessica Bastos, Saint Ignatius College Prep, Munster, Indiana
- Marvin Braxton, North Central High School, Indianapolis
- Trevor Cabanban, Loyola Academy, Chicago
- Curtis Carter, Griffith High School, Griffith, Indiana
- Kyle Cook, Danville Community High School, Danville, Indiana
- Oscar Serrano Cuevas, Highlands Ranch High School, Highlands Ranch, Colorado
- Jaffet Cruz, Southridge High School, Huntingburg, Indiana
- Austin Gineris, Hanover Central High School, Cedar Lake, Indiana
- Ryan Hallisy, Santa Margarita Catholic High School, Foothill Ranch, California
- Audra Kaczmarek, Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana
- Matias Manzur, Westfield High School, Westfield, Indiana
- Gabe Matos, Northern Valley Regional High School, Closter, New Jersey
- Noah McCown, Penn High School, Granger, Indiana
- Brendan McKearney, Don Bosco Preparatory High School, Pearl River, New York
- Sahvan Patel, Park Tudor School, Carmel, Indiana
- Kaileigh Payne, Schaumburg High School, Schaumburg, Illinois
- Adam Piera, Hamilton Southeastern High School, Fishers, Indiana
- Marco Reggiardo, Nyack Senior High School, Nyack, New York
- Marisa Sanchez, Fishers High School, Fishers, Indiana
- Morgan Sanders, Mount Carmel High School, Chicago, Illinois
- Kevin Taylor, Cherokee Trail High School, Aurora, Colorado
- Sophia Villacorta, St. Theodore Guerin High School, Fishers, Indiana
The scholarships are renewable as long as recipients meet the expectations of their scholarship program. More information about the Dean’s Council Scholars program is available from the Kelley Office of Diversity Initiatives at 812-855-4474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.