Lauren Bowling, Fountain Central High School; Taylor Frey, Western High School, and Shelbi McKinley, Tipton High School, are the campus’ Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholars for 2016. Each receives a four-year renewable scholarship, a laptop, and an overseas study stipend, valued at approximately $30,000 per student.
“All three of our Herbert Presidential Scholars are fantastic students, and each will be a good fit at IU Kokomo,” said Todd Gambill, vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management, noting that the campus expanded from one to three full-ride scholarships.
“We want to make this opportunity available to more of our most academically talented students,” he said. “I call this the Heisman Trophy of IU Kokomo scholarship opportunities.”
Bowling, who plans to study nursing, Frey, a potential mathematics major, and McKinley, a future business student, were chosen from 30 finalists, after interviews with a faculty panel.
IU President Emeritus Adam W. Herbert created the program during his tenure, as the Hoosier Presidential Scholars program. The Board of Trustees renamed it in 2007, to honor Herbert’s commitment to recruiting and retaining talented young Hoosiers.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.