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University of Iowa News Release

April 20, 2006

UI Students Win Prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowships

(Name) of (hometown), a University of Iowa student who (status of undergraduate degree), has won a prestigious 2006-07 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship Award to pursue graduate studies at the University of Iowa (name of college).

The award consists of an annual $30,000 stipend, plus tuition and discretionary funds for up to three years of support.

The three were among some 900 winners nationwide. Many of the NSF Fellowships were awarded to students in engineering, with others coming from the natural sciences and such fields as anthropology, psychology, economics and political science.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Recipients from Iowa are listed first, followed by recipients from other states, as listed in alphabetical order.



Anne Schwarzkopf, earned a bachelor of science degree in environmental science from the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2004, College of Engineering.


Michelle Sukup, will earn a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from the UI College of Engineering in spring 2006, College of Engineering.



Rachel Casas, earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from California State University-Northridge in 2004, Graduate College.

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