UPDATE: For a list of students who have accepted offers for Presidential Scholarships, see http://www.uiowa.edu/admissions/undergrad/scholarships/presidential.htm
March 31, 2010
UI announces recipients of its Presidential Scholarship, valued at $52,000
(Student name) of (hometown) has been named a University of Iowa Presidential Scholar for 2010. The university’s most prestigious -- and most valuable -- award for incoming freshmen, the Presidential Scholarship is valued at $52,000 over four years.
(Student last name) is the (son/daughter) of (parent names).
Forty-one recipients were selected from a field of more than 1,000 applicants from all over the world, said Michael Barron, UI director of admissions and assistant provost for enrollment services. Presidential Scholarships are awarded on the basis of high school grade-point average, college entrance exam scores, performance on the essay portion of the application, and high school or community service and leadership.
The award, valued at $13,000 a year ($52,000 over four years), recognizes outstanding high school seniors based on excellence in academics, leadership, involvement and service. It represents about 85 percent of what an in-state Iowa student would pay for tuition, fees, room and board at the UI for four years.
"This is a remarkable group of students and I congratulate them on being offered our most prestigious scholarship based on academic merit. I'm honored to have them consider the University of Iowa as a destination for higher education," Barron said of the recipients.
Barron added that the UI is protecting funding for financial aid, including the Presidential Scholarships, despite the difficult financial environment. "We are committed to making the university affordable and accessible for all students who qualify for admission, and providing a high-quality student academic experience remains our highest priority," he said.
NOTE TO EDITORS: This release indicates that a student from your readership area has been named a Presidential Scholar. Students have until May 1, 2010 to accept this offer. Award recipients are below, listed alphabetically by state/hometown, with Iowa recipients listed first.
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