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University of Northern Iowa names Provost Scholars to begin studies in fall of 2003

June 26, 2003

Betty DeBerg, chair, Presidential Scholars Board, (319) 273-6221
Carol Geiger, administrative assistant to the Vice President for Educational and Student Services, (319) 273-2331
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing and Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Twenty Provost Scholars, each receiving a one-year tuition and fee scholarship, renewable for four years, have been named as part of the Presidential Scholars program at the University of Northern Iowa. The scholars will begin their studies this fall.

__(Name)__ of __(Hometown)__, is among the students receiving Provost awards.

The awardees receive stipends that cover UNI tuition and mandatory health, student activities and computer fees. They are valued at $4,916 for Iowa residents and $11,874 for out-of-state students for the 2003-2004 academic year. The scholarships will be adjusted to cover any rise in tuition and fees.

To be eligible for the awards, students have to score at least a 29 on the American College Testing (ACT) exam and be in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. Students in classes with fewer than 50 students must be one of the top five in their classes.

High school juniors interested in being considered for these awards in the fall of 2004 need to ensure their ACT scores arrive in Northern Iowa's Admissions Office by Oct. 1, 2003.

Note: to obtain a list of the scholarship winners, please contact the Office of University Marketing and Public Relations at 319-273-2761.