BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Thirteen 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 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 incoming Kelley Scholars are:
Chris Adams, a graduate of Tipton High School. During his high school career, he was an AP Scholar, president of the National Honor Society, peer tutor, a track and field athlete and an Academic All-State athlete for cross-country. He was highly involved in volunteering at his church and plans on majoring in management.
Ana Alagappan, a graduate of Columbus North High School. During her high school career, she interned at a law firm, tutored high-level math, served as president of speech club,and participated in Model UN, Englishbowl and Spellbowl. She plans on majoring in finance.
Hala Ansari, a graduate of Penn High School in Mishawaka. She was named a Lilly Community Endowment Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction and a National Merit Scholarship finalist. During high school, she enjoyed volunteering weekly at the food bank, participating in the various math programs and competitions and attending chess club. She plans on majoring in finance.
Levi Box, a graduate of Westfield High School. He was a four-year participant of Unified Track, 10-year 4-H member and the National Honor Society. He worked at the Monon Center as a lifeguard. In addition, he received the AP Scholar with distinction, Academic Excellence Award from Westfield High School and the 2022 Foster Care Bridge Clinic Champion Award. He plans on majoring in finance.
Kaylyn Cooper, a graduate of Pike High School in Indianapolis. She was valedictorian of her class, named a National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, Indiana Academic All-Star, and was an International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate. She served as president of the National Honor Society, was a member of her cross-country team and involved in Business Professionals of America. In addition, she volunteered at Trader’s Point Christian Church Kids Ministry. She plans on majoring in accounting.
Cole Davis, a graduate of Northwood High School in Nappanee. He was valedictorian of his graduating class, a national merit finalist, participated in baseball all four years and was named an Academic All-American. He served as editor of the yearbook, student council vice-president, and guitarist in his band, The Echos. He plans on majoring in marketing.
Dean Davis, a graduate of East Central High School in St. Leon. He participated for four years in soccer, baseball and ECO club. He was a member of the National Honor Society and completed community service through the American Legion and local parks. He plans on majoring in finance.
Megan Feltner, a graduate of Noblesville High School. During high school, she was a DECA International Qualifier, Indiana Track and Field Regional Champion and captain of the track team. She was selected Academic All-State by the Indiana Association of Track and Cross-Country Coaches. In addition, she graduated summa cum laude. She plans on majoring in marketing.
Gracie Fisher, a graduate of Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers. She graduated summa cum laude, served as president of Future Farmers of America and DECA and vice-president of student council. In addition, she was an international qualifier for DECA and placed third on the National Marketing Team in FFA. She plans on majoring in finance and accounting.
Logan Jones, a graduate of Pendleton High School. During high school, he was named Tennis Academic All-State and played in the state doubles tournament. He was chapter president of Best Buddies, vice-president of both his class and student council and member of both National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society. He plans on majoring in management and minor in Spanish.
Mason Phillips, a graduate of Boonville High School. He was named Indiana Regional Academic All-Star, valedictorian of his graduating class, 2021 Colts Academic All Star Team, co-captain of his football team, president of National Honor Society and of the athletic council at his high school. He was an officer in the Fellowship for Christian Athletes and owned and operated two businesses, MRP Landscaping and MRP Vending. He plans on majoring in entrepreneurship and corporate innovation.
Emily Szczepanski, a graduate of Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne. During her high school career, she served as class president, was a member of the National Honor Society and ran cross-country and track and field. She served as Indiana Future Business Leaders of America president and was runner up at FBLA Nationals. She plans on majoring in information systems.
Isabelle Uthuppan, a graduate of Valparaiso High School. She graduated in the top 10 of her high school class and was the founder and president of Valparaiso High School’s Indian Dance Club. In addition, she was senior class vice president, elected representative of KCYL Chicago, and member of both the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society. She plans on majoring in information systems.
For more information about the Kelley Scholars Program, contact the Kelley School of Business, 812-855-4474 or email@example.com.