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Indiana State welcomes Class of 2021 Networks Scholars

August 1, 2017

Nine incoming Indiana State University freshman have been awarded the Networks Scholarship for 2017.

The Networks Financial Institute Scholarship provides first-year students with full in-state tuition for four years and a $3,000 professional development account.

The scholarship program was created with the generous support from the Lilly Endowment of Central Indiana and formed Networks Financial Institute in 2003. Recipients of the Networks Scholarship were selected based on high academic performance, involvement in their high school and community, demonstrated leadership potential and their desire to pursue a career in business and financial services.

Recipients of the Networks Scholarship have also been presented the opportunity to become part of the prestigious Networks Professional Development Program in the Scott College of Business. The Networks Program is intended to develop future leaders of the financial services and business fields by offering opportunities such as corporate mentoring, paid internships, international travel and professional conferences, and career and professional development.

There is a heavy focus on both professional and personal growth through hands-on learning, industry relationships and personalized coaching through participation in weekly educational seminars, student-led planning and execution of projects that impact the program and the university and community with events like the annual Networks Ethics Conference held at Indiana State each spring.

The 2017 Networks Scholars are:

• Colton Angel of Newton, Ill., is the son of Melissa Shoot and a graduate of Newton Community High School, where he lettered in football for three years and was team captain of track and field. Colton participated in Jasper County CEO Program and National Honor Society/BETA Club. He is pursuing a degree in marketing.

 

 

• Charlotte Barger of Belleville, Ill., is the daughter of Dan and Mary Barger and a graduate of Althoff Catholic High School. Her high school activities include dance captain, Crusaders Against Alcohol and Drugs, St. Clair County Youth Board, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Rotary Interact Club, Spanish Club president, Student Council and National Honor Society vice president. She is pursuing a degree in financial planning.

 

 

• Nathan Bromm of Huntingburg, Ind., is the son of Dean and Elaine Bromm and a graduate of Southridge High School. While in high school, he was involved with band, National Honor Society, Business Professionals of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, freshmen mentors, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Homeroom Student Advisory Group and multiple mission trips. Bromm is pursuing a degree in insurance and risk management and financial services.

 

• Dylan Carroll of Geneva, Ill., is the son of James and Jo Ellen Carroll and a graduate of Geneva Community High School, where he was involved with National Honor Society, German Club, German National Honor Society, Alpine Club, Environmental Club, Engineering Club and football. Carroll is pursuing a degree in insurance and risk management.

 

 

• Grant Clady of Plymouth, Ind., is the son of Todd and Aimee Clady and a graduate of Plymouth High School. While in high school, he was captain and All-Conference recipient for tennis, secretary of Pep Club, president of the Spanish Club and treasurer of Interact Club and involved with golf and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Clady is pursuing a degree in business administration.

 

 

• Tyra Dowell of Cahokia, Ill., is the daughter of Tammie Muy-Dowell and a graduate of Cahokia High School. Her high school activities include softball, Interact Club, National Honor Society, Spanish Club president, Power Up Children's Ministry and Student Council. She is pursuing a degree in accounting.

 

 

• Beau Harpenau of Santa Claus, Ind., is the son of Jeff and Lana Harpenau and a graduate of Plymouth Heritage Hills High School. In high school, he was involved with Business Professionals of America, National Honor Society, BETA Club of Heritage Hills, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, football and vice president of the Heritage Hills CASA Committee. He is pursuing a degree in marketing.

 

 

• Kyle Hollinden of Jasper, Ind., is the son of Ed and Chris Hollinden and a graduate of Jasper High School. While in high school, he was Student Council president, National Honor Society president, Theatre Arts vice president, Student Council, Hoosier Boys State delegate, peer mentor and Wyldlife leader. He is pursuing a degree in marketing.

 

 

• Makayla Irish of Terre Haute is the daughter of Chuck and Kim Irish and a graduate of Terre Haute North Vigo High School. She lettered four years in softball and two years in volleyball while being involved with National Honor Society, Distributive Education Clubs of America and Junior Department Club. She is pursuing a major in business administration.

 

 

Students who have received other full-tuition scholarships at Indiana State and are majoring in business are also given the opportunity to participate. The additional new freshmen participants who will comprise the program's class of 2021 are:

• Katelyn Ertel of Sunman, Ind., is the daughter of Ted and Donna Ertel and a graduate East Central High School. She is pursuing a degree in insurance and risk management and is a Gongaware Scholar.

• Jackson Gambrill of Shelbyville, Ill., is the son of Jared and Kristine Gambrill and a graduate of Shelbyville High School. He is pursuing a degree in marketing and is a University Honors Scholar.

• Felicity Graf of Bloomfield, Ind., is the daughter of Jake and Misty Graf and a graduate of Bloomfield High School. She is pursuing a degree in management and is a President's Scholar.

• Grace Hicks of Scottsburg, Ind., is the daughter of William and Peggy Hicks and a graduate of Scottsburg High School. She is pursuing a degree in insurance and risk management and is a University Honors Scholar.

• Zachary Holt of Bicknell, Ind., is the son of David and Rebecca Holt and a graduate of North Knox High School. He is pursuing a degree in insurance and risk management and is a Gongaware Scholar.

• Ellei Kay of Kewanna, Ind., is the daughter of Marcus and Jennifer Kay and a graduate of Caston High School. She is pursuing a degree in insurance and risk management and is a Gongaware Scholar.

• Natalie Lawson of Ellisville, Mo., is the daughter of Jackie and Sam Lawson and a graduate of Lutheran High School South. She is pursuing a degree in accounting and is a University Honors Scholar.

• Casey Phillips of Greenfield, Ind., is the son of Megan Hawsey and James Phillips and a graduate of Greenfield Central High School. He is pursuing a degree in accounting and is a President's Scholar.

• Jordyn Shaw of Saint Joseph, Ill., is the daughter of Tony and Michelle Shaw and a graduate of Saint Joseph-Ogden High School. She is pursuing a degree in accounting and is a University Honors Scholar.

• Hunter Stallings of St. Francisville, Ill., is the son of Heath and Shannon Stallings and a graduate of Lawrenceville High School. He is pursuing a degree in insurance and risk management and is a Gongaware Scholar.

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Writer and media contact: Connor Myers, media relations assistant, Office of Communications and Marketing, cmyers34@sycamores.indstate.edu or 812-237-3773.

Story Highlights

The Networks Financial Institute Scholarship provides first-year students with full in-state tuition for four years and a $3,000 professional development account.

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