Two local students have been selected for the inaugural Sutton Scholars academic achievement scholarship program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Kelsey Foor, Central City, is the daughter of Wilmer Foor and Brenda McKenzie. A graduate of Shanksville Stoneycreek High School, she will attend IUP in the fall as a humanities and social sciences major. She is a member of her school's National Honor Society, Leadership Club, student council, tennis and softball team. She has volunteered in blood drives, community races, and community clean-up days.
"Sutton Scholars are an elite group," IUP director of admissions Michael Husenits said. "We've established this program to recognize the best of our freshman applicants, ones who have very strong academics and outstanding promise."
Students must apply to be considered for the program and are chosen following an on-campus competitive interview process.
Started in 2012, the IUP Sutton Scholarship is funded by private gifts the Foundation for IUP received from university alumni, friends and employees. IUP's Class of 2012 also designated a portion of its class gift to this scholarship fund.
The scholarship is available to Pennsylvania students and can be renewed for four years of study. Sutton Scholarship recipients are also eligible for the Sutton Scholars Summer Academy, which provides scholarship funds for four years of summer course work.