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June 28, 2011

At A Glance

ACT, UI Graduate College announce 2011-12 scholarship winners

The ACT Scholars Program, co-directed by ACT and the University of Iowa Graduate College, has selected Ikenna Obiora Anyanetu and Samantha Sanchez as its scholarship winners for the 2011-12 academic year.

Anyanetu is an incoming student in the UI's electrical and computer engineering doctoral program, while Sanchez will begin work in the university's full-time MBA program this fall.

Anyanetu earned a bachelor of science in computer engineering from the University of Michigan in 2011. Sanchez received a bachelor of arts, business administration degree from Truman State University in 2007.

Recipients receive an annual nine-month stipend equivalent to a half-time research assistantship ($20,000), benefits and a full resident rate tuition scholarship.

ACT, founded in 1959 as the American College Testing Program by UI education leaders E.F. Lindquist and Ted McCarrel, committed $5 million to the UI Foundation in 2009 to endow the ACT Scholars Program. While pursuing graduate degrees at the UI, recipients will simultaneously obtain on-the-job training at ACT.

ACT Scholars must be nominated by their departments in several areas of study, including business, communications, education, engineering, information technology, and statistics. ACT welcomes nominations from underrepresented populations, including African-Americans, Latinos and Native Americans.

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