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Bill Z. Littlefield Scholarship for Survivors
A professor’s life continues to touch students.

When popular Kelley School of Business faculty member Bill Z. Littlefield succumbed to cancer in 2005, Kelley students banded together to commemorate his life. The result? The annual IU Mini Marathon and 5K Run/Walk to support Indiana University students who are cancer survivors. How are these students supported? Through the Bill Z. Littlefield Scholarship for Survivors.

Littlefield touched thousands of students taking the required undergraduate technology courses he taught. While Big Ten school surveys ranked his classes as “state-of-the-art,” students most remember a man who took an interest in them and always had time to help.

Littlefield lost his battle to mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure, but his memory lives on as the scholarship in his name helps students who have waged their own battles against cancer. Since 2006, more than $100,000 has been raised for the Bill Z. Littlefield Scholarship for Survivors.

Scholarship Requirements
  • For undergraduate students in financial need
  • Any full-time undergraduate student on any IU campus who has been diagnosed with a life-threatening form of cancer
  • Applicants must provide HIPAA Authorization for Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information to their cancer treatment facility or physician

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