KOKOMO, Ind. — With medical school in his future, Ethan Dubbels’ goal is to earn his bachelor’s degree debt free.
A scholarship from the Indiana University Kokomo Alumni Association (IUKAA) helps him reach that goal.
“The scholarship is a tool that is helping me further my education,” he said. “I come from a big family without a lot of money. When I found out I received this scholarship, I was elated. I don’t want my college education to be a burden to my parents.”
Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 scholarships, which are available to current or incoming IU Kokomo students taking a minimum of six credit hours. Applicants must demonstrate via grade point average, a short essay, and volunteer and/or school activities that they are likely to benefit from the scholarship. The IUKAA will award four $750 scholarships, to be used for the 2016-2017 school year.
Applications are available at iuk.edu/alumni/Scholarship.php and are due April 30.
Kokomo resident Dubbels, a freshman, received one of the scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year. He earned dean’s list honors his first semester, while balancing a full class load for his biochemistry major, practicing and competing on the IU Kokomo cross country team, and working at Menard’s. He also participates in the honors program.
Michelle Martin, director of alumni relations and campus ceremonies, noted that the IU Kokomo Alumni Association funds the scholarships with its annual Old Ben 5K run and walk.
“We are proud to invest in students like Ethan, as they work hard to achieve their career dreams,” she said.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.