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William G. Bray Memorial Scholarship


This scholarship was established to honor the memory of William G. Bray, author, lawyer, and distinguished congressman from the 7th (later 6th) Indiana District. Congressman Bray served in the 82nd through the 93rd congresses. The scholarship was established by his widow, Esther Bray, his son, Richard D. Bray, and numerous friends.


  • Full-time undergraduate status at IUB; current sophomore or junior
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 hours of enrollment) during semesters in which award is received
  • High academic merit, including a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.750
  • Major or minor in History or Political Science or Operations and Decision Technologies
  • Demonstrated record of "good campus citizenship"·        
  • Must be available, if selected, for an interview with the selection committee on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Preference given to Indiana residents. Financial need is considered when all other criteria are equal.

Application Process:

This scholarship is awarded in spring for the following academic year. Recipient(s) are determined by Senator Richard Bray and a faculty selection committee. For consideration all materials must be received by the deadline. Applications and supporting documents should be submitted electronically to coasaado at


  • Application form is available here or from academic advisors in History [College] and Political Science [College] and from the Manager of Scholarships [Kelley School of Business]
  • Résumé or CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement


The selection committee generally makes two to three annual awards of $500 to $1,000. Recipient(s) must write letter of thanks to Senator Bray.


This competition is currently closed.


Terri A. Greenslade, Assistant Dean, tgreensl at or Ms. Kristin McCormick, kammcc at