The William G. "Bill" Riley Endowed Scholarship in business was established by the family and friends of Bill Riley following his untimely death in a tragic multi-vehicle accident in April of 1998. Mr. Riley graduated from North Vigo High School in 1985. He attended Indiana University for two years expecting to graduate in dentistry but discovered a passion for business. He transferred to Indiana State University to attend business school and shortly thereafter joined Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He received a B.A. in accounting in 1989 and an MBA in 1994. Throughout his career, Mr. Riley held management positions in accounting.