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For Immediate Release
April 26, 2011

2011–12 Chapman Scholars Announced

Key Info

  • 2011-12 Chapman Scholars announced
  • Scholarships are for four years
  • Scholarships include tuition, fees, room and board, and textbooks
  • Sponsored by Howard and Betsy Chapman
  • Photos available at:

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is pleased to announce the names of the 2011-12 Chapman Scholars. The scholarship recipients took part in the annual Chapman Scholars Competition held at IPFW in February. All recipients of the IPFW Chancellor's Distinguished Scholarship are invited to compete for one of the four Chapman Scholarships.

The scholarship program stresses civic engagement, leadership, and education for its recipients. Chapman Scholars receive tuition, fees, room, board, and textbooks for four years. If the scholarships were issued today, they would be valued at $19,000 a year for in-state students and $29,000 for out of state students.

The 2011-2012 Chapman Scholars, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Maxwell Fowler, of Granger, Ind., a senior at Penn High School. Maxwell is a member of the National Honor Society, the Debate Team, and is the advertising director of the Penn High School yearbook. He is also the volunteer coordinator for Pack-A-Backpack and Harvest for the Hungry. Maxwell plans to study computer science at IPFW. He is the son of Toni and Michael Fowler.
  • Lauren Fulk, of Avilla, Ind., a senior at East Noble High School. Lauren has served as class president in both her junior and senior years. She is a member of Honor Council, Student Council, and the National Honor Society. She captained the girls' volleyball team her junior and senior years, and captained the softball team her senior year. Lauren plans to study chemistry as a pre-med major at IPFW this fall. She is the daughter of Kristy and Kirk Fulk
  • Caleb McQuillin, of Archbold, Ohio, a senior at Archbold High School. Caleb has been active in student government, serving as its secretary; and as a member of the stage crew in the theatre program. He is a member of Pettisville Missionary Church and takes part in its youth group, mission trips, and serves as an assistant teacher at Vacation Bible School. Caleb plans to major in mathematics at IPFW this fall. He is the son of Rita McQuillin.
  • Erik Tom, of Fort Wayne, a senior at Concordia Lutheran High School. Eric was a member of the school's junior and senior varsity soccer teams, serving as team captain his senior year. He is a peer tutor, a leader in the Holy Cross Friendship Ministries, and a member of The Sport Club soccer team. Erik plans to major in political science at IPFW this fall. He is the son of Anita and Andrew Tom.

Photographs of the Chapman Scholars are available online.

For more information on the program, contact Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs William McKinney at 260-481-6116 or