Westfield residents named IU Cox scholars

Two Westfield students are among 49 first-year and returning students at Indiana University who have been awarded Jesse and Beulah Cox scholarships.

Emily Rairdon received a Cox Engagement Scholarship – a stipend for successful participation as Advocates for Community Engagement, working with a community agency to help coordinate volunteers and service-learning. Rachel Knuttel was named a recipient of Cox Research Scholarships, which are awarded to exemplary students who work under the direction of a faculty mentor on research and scholarly activities.

The program, created with $92 million in gifts to the university from the late Jesse H. Cox and Beulah Chanley Cox of Indianapolis, provide opportunities for hard-working students to meet the full cost of attending IU through a combination of scholarships and part-time jobs or service activities. The scholarships are awarded to Indiana residents who are academically strong and have a demonstrated financial need. They provide up to 75 percent of the cost of attending IU Bloomington, with students expected to earn the additional 25 percent through work or service.

“The Cox Legacy provides hard-working Indiana residents who are motivated, resourceful and committed to academic success with an opportunity to develop their competencies and achieve their full potential,” said IU Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Roebel. “We are delighted to recognize these 49 gifted students who have already exhibited determination, drive and ambition in earning a Cox scholarship.”

The scholarships are renewable for up to three years for current students and for up to four years for incoming students. To qualify, students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.0 or better.