NFV grad awarded Kauten Endowed Scholarship

Alison Leuchtenmacher

Alison Leuchtenmacher

FAYETTE, Iowa (December 14, 2015) – Upper Iowa University has awarded the Ralph Kauten Endowed Scholarship to 2015 North Fayette Valley (NFV) graduate Alison Leuchtenmacher. The scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming freshman from the West Central or North Fayette Valley school districts. It is renewable if the student continues to maintain the academic criteria.

While attending NFV, Leuchtenmacher participated in SODA (Students Okay without Drugs and Alcohol), National Honor Society and Student Council. Alison, the daughter of Dave and Deb Leuchtenmacher of Elgin, is currently involved with UIU Honors Program. The Upper Iowa freshman plans to pursue a law career.

A graduate of West Central High School in Maynard, Iowa, Ralph Kauten attended Upper Iowa University in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. A Madison, Wis., businessman, he and his wife, Erica, established the scholarship as a way to give back to the institution and to recognize the value of assisting young people obtain their college degrees.

About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, nonprofit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 5,200 students–nationally and internationally–at its Fayette campus, 21 U.S. locations, as well as a location in Hong Kong. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit

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