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Indiana State welcomes 2015-16 Gongaware Scholars

August 31, 2015

Four students have been selected by the Gongaware Center in the Scott College of Business at Indiana State University to participate in the 2015-16 class of Gongaware Scholars.

The Gongaware Scholarship provides recipients with a full in-state tuition scholarship, a $3,000 professional development account, and creates networking opportunities through involvement in various events and activities. Students are given multiple professional and developmental opportunities including paid internships, professional mentors, and leadership roles. Gongaware Scholars also participate in the Networks Professional Development Program and receive a laptop computer through the ISU Laptop Award.

The 2015 Gongaware Scholars are:

Molly Cox, daughter of Graeme and Debi Cox of Greenfield, is a graduate of Eastern Hancock High School. In high school, she was co-captain of the cheerleading squad. Cox is pursuing a degree in insurance and risk management.






Christopher Graman, son of J.D. and Christina Graman of Bruceville, is a graduate of North Knox Junior/Senior High School. In high school, he was a member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Students Against Destructive Decisions, and class president for his sophomore and senior classes. Graman is pursuing a degree in insurance risk management.





Makayla Herring, daughter of Trent and Deniese Herring of West Terre Haute, is a graduate of West Vigo High School. In high school, Herring served as class president, vice president and president of National Honor Society, LINK leader and participated in high school drama productions. She is pursuing a degree in insurance and risk management.






Evan Rogers, son of Chip and Jamie Rogers of Cory, is a graduate of Clay City Junior/Senior High School. In high school, Rogers was a DAR Good Citizen representative for Clay City, cross country and served as co-captain of the basketball team. He is pursuing a degree in insurance and risk management.





Established in 1999, the Gongaware Scholarship is made possible with funds from Don and Patricia Gongaware. Don Gongaware is a retired senior executive at Conseco Inc.

Scholarship candidates are evaluated based on competitive grade point average, high school class rank, ACT/SAT scores and their interest in studying insurance and risk management or financial services at Indiana State.

Photo: - Molly Cox

Photo: - Christopher Graman

Photo: - Makayla Herring

Photo: - Evan Rogers

Writer: Betsy Simon, media relations assistant director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-7972 or