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University of Northern Iowa awards scholarships to transfer students

August 10, 2003
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James O'Connor, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Scholarships have been awarded to 55 transfer students who will begin their studies this fall on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

___(Name)___ of ___(Address/Hometown)___, will receive a ___(scholarship name)___ scholarship.

Transfer achievement scholarships are based on a combination of rank in class and financial need. They range in value from $200 to $1,000, and are renewable for a second year.

The Phi Theta Kappa scholarship is available to students who are members of this honorary society at the community college from which they are transferring. A GPA of 3.5 or above is required and recipients must demonstrate leadership and involvement in their campus or community. The two-year scholarship is worth $1,000 per year for Iowa residents, and ranges from $1,000 to $2,000 per year for non-residents.

The Transfer Multicultural Achievement and Talent Scholarship is awarded to incoming ethnic- minority transfer students based on a formula using GPA and financial need. They range in value from $200 to $1,000, and are renewable for a second year with a 2.75 GPA or above.

The Clyde & Grace Sanborn Scholarship is presented to students transferring to UNI from Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville. Students must be enrolled fulltime, in good academic standing, possess leadership and citizenship qualities and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is renewable with a 3.0 GPA.

The Fleming Sisters Scholarship is awarded to elementary or secondary education majors. The $1,000 award is available for residents of Tama or Benton County, Iowa and is based on financial need. The scholarship is renewable with a satisfactory GPA.

The Mapes Education Scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need or exemplary academic performance to a student pursuing a teacher education-related program of study. It is a one-year scholarship and varies in amount each year.

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