DES MOINES, IA (August 21, 2006) –Upper Iowa University announced Jason Lyman of Farragut, Iowa as the winner of the drawing for a four-year tuition scholarship worth up to $96,000 – the first and largest prize of its kind at the Iowa State Fair – on Sunday at the Varied Industries Building.
Lyman is a 2006 graduate of Shenandoah High School and was enrolled to begin community college in Cedar Rapids this week. Instead, Lyman will arrive in Fayette on Tuesday for orientation, where he plans to major in applied science or education while living on the Upper Iowa campus.
“I’m interested in golf course turf management or elementary education,” said Lyman, an avid golfer who grew up playing the American Legion course in Shenandoah. “But I may want to manage baseball or football turf, too. I like being outside.”
The winning entry form was drawn on Sunday by Keegan Wolfe and his parents, Eric and Amy Wolfe, an Upper Iowa alumna now living in Urbandale, Iowa.
When asked why Upper Iowa University chose to give away a scholarship at the fair, Fedelina Madrid, associate vice president for marketing and communications at UIU said, “We want to encourage our students to study and remain here in Iowa and lowering their debt load may help them do just that.
Madrid continued by saying, “Our students come from various communities seeking educational programs at different seasons of their lives, and this is why providing a scholarship designed to cover tuition for any one of our over 14 campus locations, including online and correspondence programs, was important.”
Entries for the scholarship giveaway were submitted throughout the duration of the fair beginning 9:00 am, Thursday August 10 until noon on August 20. The drawing was open to all Fair attendees 18 or older.
For more information about Upper Iowa University, go to www.uiu.edu.
Keegan Wolfe assisted Upper Iowa University staffers Teri Walker, academic advisor at the UIU Des Moines Center and Donald Broer, admissions counselor at the UIU Fayette campus with the scholarship giveaway drawing on Sunday, August 20, at the Iowa State Fair. Keegan’s parents are Eric and Amy Wolfe, an Upper Iowa alumna now living in Urbandale, Iowa. Jason Lyman of Farragut, Iowa was the winner of the scholarship. Lyman plans to major in Applied Plant Science at UIU’s Fayette campus.
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing educational excellence and leadership development to approximately 6,000 students – both nationally and internationally -- at our traditional campus in picturesque Fayette, Iowa; through our various online degree programs; at our U.S. centers; via our correspondence program; and at our international centers in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Vancouver. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in the delivery of accredited, quality education and is proud of its diverse range of student populations and progressive, flexible options for students of all ages. To learn more about Upper Iowa University, its degree programs, locations and renowned scholars, please visit us at www.uiu.edu.