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February 28, 2003

High school students encouraged to apply
to ASBE Work Scholarship Program

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.High school students interested in majoring in business education or administrative systems at Indiana State University are encouraged to apply for the Administrative Systems and Business Education Work Scholarship Program.

The ASBE program gives students the opportunity to work while attending classes. Program participants gain office work experience and obtain help with college expenses.

The starting salary is $300 a month for the academic year (nine months). In addition, $550 of academic fees is waived each semester.

Out-of-state students receive an additional $1,200 waiver of out-of-state fees each semester. Students are often placed in "high-level” offices including the president’s and vice presidents’ offices, where students are exposed to administrative operations, said William J. Wilhelm, assistant professor of administrative systems and business education.

Benefits are available to selected students until they complete their undergraduate program as long as work and grades are satisfactory. In addition, students must remain business education or administrative systems majors.

Applicants must rank in the top third of their graduating class and plan to major in business education or administrative systems. Program participants work 15 hours a week when classes are in session and carry 15-16 semester hours of classes each semester. Participants do not work during school vacations such as Thanksgiving, winter recess or spring break.

To apply for the ASBE Work Scholarship Program send a letter of application and personal data sheet (include telephone number and address); a high school transcript showing current class rank and attendance record for at least the sophomore and junior years; and two letters of recommendation from teachers or employers to: Dr. William J. Wilhelm, School of Business, Indiana State University, Terre Haute IN 47809.

Applications will be accepted through the summer months. Recipients are chosen at the beginning of the fall semester in August. After reviewing applications, Wilhelm will contact selected applicants and schedule interviews.

For more information, contact Wilhelm at (812) 237-2076 or


William J. Wilhelm (812) 237-2076 or

Jennifer Kearns, assistant director of public affairs, (812) 237-3773 or

ISU Public Affairs:
(812) 237-3773 or