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New Provost Scholars begin studies on University of Northern Iowa campus<br>

September 8, 2002
Contact: 

Gretta Berghammer, chair, Presidential Scholars Board, (319) 273-2149
Carol Geiger, administrative assistant to the Vice President for Educational & Student Services, (319) 273-2331
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Fifteen Provost Scholarships, part of the Presidential Scholars program at the University of Northern Iowa, have been awarded to students who began their studies this fall on the UNI campus.

__(Name)__ of __(Address/Hometown)__, is among the students receiving Provost awards.

The awardees receive stipends that cover UNI tuition and mandatory health, student services and computer fees, valued at $4,118 for the 2002-2003 academic year. The scholarships are renewable for four years and will be adjusted to cover any rise in tuition and fees.

The program is funded through the Office of the President at UNI. To be eligible for Presidential Scholar and Provost Scholar awards, students must score at least a 29 on the American College Testing (ACT) exam and be in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. Students in classes with fewer than 50 students must be in the top 5 percent of their classes.

High school seniors interested in being considered for these awards in the fall of 2003, need to ensure their applications are postmarked no later than Oct. 1.

Note: to obtain a complete list of the scholarship winners, please contact the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations at (319) 273-2761.