University News – January 29

Keller scholarship applications available

Applications are available for a student scholarship open to current and past Bartholomew County residents.

The William Keller scholarship is open to students who are attending 12th grade in a Bartholomew County high school or have graduated from a Bartholomew County high school. Individuals must be pursuing an education in the medical, nursing, scientific, engineering or technical fields.

For more information or to obtain an application, email Scott Johann with J.P. Morgan by e-mailing or call 312-732-2305.

Harrison College hosts open house

Harrison College’s Columbus campus will be hosting an open house Wednesday.

The open house will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Visitors will learn about programs and schools of study offered and meet program chairs and instructors. Campus tours will be available, and financial aid sessions will be offered.

To RSVP, visit the college website at

FAFSA priority filing date nears

Students who are planning to attend Purdue University in West Lafayette are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by the university’s priority filing deadline of March 1.

The 2018-19 FAFSA will use 2016 tax information and will allow most students and families to use the IRS data retrieval tool within the application to transfer their tax information into the FAFSA. New student filers and one parent should first visit so each can create a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and then to begin the 2018-19 FAFSA filing process, according to a news release.

For more information, contact Purdue’s Division of Financial Aid by calling 765-494-5050 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by emailing

Local students named to university dean’s lists

The following students have been named to the dean’s list at their respective universities:

Indiana University Kokomo

Columbus: Micayla Anne Speidel

Emerson College

Columbus: Alexander Hahn, majoring in media arts production

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Columbus: Reed Nowling

Trine University

Columbus: Nicole Braciliano, studying accounting; Paul Baker, studying exercise science; and Grant Hensley, studying design engineering technology

The following students were named to the president’s list at Trine University:

Columbus: Tanner Bennett, majoring in finance

Hope: Joetta Adams, majoring in criminal justice, and Clayton Wilson, majoring in mechanical engineering

North Vernon: Danielle Kirchner, majoring in exercise science

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or