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University of Iowa News Release

June 17, 2003

UI Junior Grant Schulte Named A 'Top Ten' College Journalist

Grant Schulte, a junior in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a graduate of Iowa City West High School, has been selected as one of the top 10 journalism students in the country. Schulte was one of 10 journalism students from across the United States to receive a $10,000 scholarship in the Scripps Howard Foundation's annual "Top Ten" scholarship program for college journalists.

Top Ten scholarship winners were nominated by their universities and are selected based on academic achievement and a demonstrated interest in a career in journalism.

"Grant is an exceptional student who helped the School finish in the top 10 in the Hearst Intercollegiate Writing Competition and now he's one of 10 Top Student Journalists in the Country in the Scripps Competition," said Pam Creedon, director of the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication. "We are proud of him, his accomplishments and his contributions to the School."

A recipient of the competitive Daily Iowan Scholarship, Schulte started writing for the UI student newspaper in June 2001. He has been a metro reporter, interim metro editor and editor of the paper's 2003 University Edition, an annual publication for incoming UI students. He has contributed freelance articles to the Iowa Alumni Magazine and Young Money Magazine.

Schulte, who is majoring in journalism and German, was named 2002 Iowa Young Outstanding Journalist of the Year by the Iowa Newspaper Association, one of three people to win the award this year and only the second college journalist ever to win the award.

In April, Schulte was awarded a $4,000 Laurence Fairall Scholarship in Journalism, from the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He is currently working as an intern for the Washington Times in Washington, D.C.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Media: Mary Geraghty Kenyon, 319-384-0011, Scripps Howard Foundation: Vickie Martin, 513-977-3034,

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