UI expands legacy scholarships

From Iowa Now

Students whose parents or grandparents graduated from the University of Iowa will be eligible for up to $12,000 in new scholarships starting in 2015.

These and other new investments in scholarships are key elements in the university’s plan to attract more high-achieving students and boost enrollment across the board.

“These new scholarships honor both Hawkeye families and some of our most promising students,” says UI President Sally Mason. “They also support our promise to keep a University of Iowa education affordable.”

The Iowa Heritage Award will be available to all incoming first-year and transfer students with a parent, stepparent, legal guardian, or grandparent who received an undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree from the UI. The award is worth $6,000, or $1,500 per year for up to four years.

In addition, the new President’s Heritage Award will go to as many as 20 students selected from a pool who meet the same legacy criteria and apply for the Presidential Scholarship, the university’s top scholarship for first-year students. The President’s Heritage Award is worth $6,000 or $1,500 per year for up to four years.

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