March 14, 2008
UI awards Presidential Scholarships to incoming freshmen for 2008
UPDATE: For a list of students who have accepted offers for Presidential Scholarships, see: http://www.uiowa.edu/admissions/undergrad/scholarships/presidential.htm
Recipients were selected from a field of more than 700 applicants from all over the world. Presidential Scholarships are awarded on the basis of high school class rank, grade-point average, college entrance exam scores, performance on the essay portion of the application, and high school or community service and leadership. The Presidential Scholarship package is worth $52,000 over four years.
EDITORS: This release indicates that a student from your readership area has been named a Presidential Scholar. Students have until May 1, 2008 to accept this offer. Students are listed by state and hometown, name and parents' names. Iowa students are listed first.
Cedar Falls: Nickpreet Singh, son of Dr. Joginder and Baljit Singh; Molly Troendle daughter of Jeffrey and Lisa Troendle.
Clive: Hemali Batra, daughter of Chandramohan and Rita Batra
Council Bluffs: Tessa Brow, daughter of Robert and Gail Brow
Iowa City: Audrey Keranen, daughter of Daniel Keranen and Wendy Han; Lily Kim, daughter of Won-Chung and Hyunsuk Kim; Xiaomeng Zeng daughter of Yu Zeng and Hongbo Xie; Shuo Zhang, son of Laiqun Zhang and Zhaohui Shi; Zhanran Zhao, son of Qiang and Yi Zhao.
Johnston: David Zhang, son of John Zhang and Jing Wang.
Muscatine: Zongyi Liu, daughter of Sixing Liu and Hong Tang
North Liberty: Katherine Hanson, daughter of Patrick and Nancy Hanson
Postville: Barbara McMullan, daughter of Thomas and Gloria McMullan
Waterloo: Sriya Subramani, daughter of Mani and Sujatha Subramani
West Des Moines: Rohit Iragavarapu, son of Tammiraj Iragavarapu and Padmavathi Commuri; Peige Zhou, daughter of Ling Zhou and Xia Chen
Elmhurst: Ethan Ross, son of Dr. Robert Ross and Dr. Sue Ross
Lincoln: Kelsey Dallas, daughter of Lyndall and Marsha Dallas
Mokena: Bridget Quinn, daughter of Gregory and Regina Quinn
Palatine: David Heckelsmiller, son of David and Jeanette Heckelsmiller
Wheaton: Clare Bruzek, daughter of Scott and Kirby Bruzek
Overland Park: Jessica Kinkade, daughter of Kerry and Helen Kinkade
SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500
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