UIU president Alan G. Walker addresses a crowd of donors and students, faculty and staff during the presentation of more than 100 scholarships during the annual Honors and Awards Banquet recently. More photos are available on Flickr.
FAYETTE, IOWA (April 20, 2012) – Upper Iowa University recently held its 27th annual Scholarships and Awards Recognition Banquet and awarded 105 scholarships to students across the University. Of those, 85 scholarships were bestowed on UIU students attending classes in Fayette and another 20 were awarded to students who take courses through other UIU locations. Recipients were selected by the UIU Honors and Awards Committee and the University academic divisions.
UIU President Alan G. Walker presented the awards. "We thank our alumni, friends of the University, and corporate sponsors whose donations make these awards possible," Walker told the honorees and their guests. "These scholarships make a great difference in helping to alleviate the debt of deserving students, year after year."
Endowed scholarships and annual scholarships have been set aside by donors to specifically create awards for UIU students. Endowed scholarships are supplemented by the University's participation in the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI). UIU Team Peacock has ridden on RAGBRAI for seven consecutive years to raise money to increase student scholarship awards. Since 2005, Team Peacock has generated an overall total of more than $1 million and is targeting a cumulative total of $1.3 million this year.
A full list of the 2012 honors and awards recipients is available online. (www.uiu.edu/honors/2012.html) Photos of the 2012 recipients can be viewed and downloaded from the UIU Flickr website (http://www.flickr.com/photos/upperiowauniversity/sets/72157629792636899/).
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to over 6,800 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study.
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