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Lucy Battersby (Culver) has been named a Wells Scholar at Indiana University. The scholarship ranks among the most competitive and prestigious awards offered by any American university. It covers the costs for the student’s four-year career.
May 22, 2015

Battersby ’15 is the daughter of Catherine and Richard Battersby, instructors in the Humanities Department at Culver Academies.

I am incredibly excited about this opportunity. The Wells is given each year to a number of students from diverse backgrounds interested in pursuing very different fields of study

“I am incredibly excited about this opportunity. The Wells is given each year to a number of students from diverse backgrounds interested in pursuing very different fields of study,” Batterby said. “Although I am currently planning to study history, archeology, and creative writing, other members of the class will major in dance, English, business, or biology, to name a few. I am very happy and honored that I will form a part of that class and will have the opportunity to meet and work with wonderful teachers and students at IU.”

The Wells Scholarship was created in honor of the late IU Chancellor Herman B Wells. Wells Scholars have gone on to win more than 75 national and international scholarships, fellowships, and grants, such as the Rhodes, Truman, Marshall, Soros, Mitchell, Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Fulbright, and Goldwater.

The scholarship provides full tuition, mandatory and course-related fees, and a living stipend for four years of undergraduate study on IU’s Bloomington campus. Scholars may choose to spend one of these years studying abroad through the university’s overseas study programs.

Wells Scholars are also members of the Hutton Honors College, where they can apply for grants in support of research, internships, creative activity, conference travel, and honors thesis work. The fall 2015 class of Wells Scholars is 17 students, selected from an initial pool of more than 600 nominees. Fifty-six candidates were interviewed for the scholarship in December.

 

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