From left: Dr. Tony Atwater, IUP president; Shelby Kelley, Presidential Scholarship recipient; and Dr. Beverly Roberts-Atwater.

Freshman Shelby Kelley, of Silver Spring, Md., was selected as the 2009 recipient of the Dr. Tony Atwater and Dr. Beverly Roberts-Atwater Presidential Scholarship.

Kelley, a studio art major, is the daughter of Colette Lancaster, Silver Spring, and Theodore Kelley, Jr., of Germantown. She is a 2009 graduate of Northwood High School, where she was editor of the literary magazine, an honor roll student, and the recipient of several art and academic awards.

Established by Tony Atwater, IUP president, and his wife, Beverly Roberts-Atwater, the scholarship is designed to recognize and support outstanding high school graduates who are first-generation college students. The scholarship also honors students who demonstrate leadership qualities and contribute to their communities.

Kelley received the scholarship at the annual IUP Homecoming Ball on October 9, 2009.