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CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
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Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0557; fax (319) 335-0558
e-mail:steven-parrott@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

Local student awarded Child Care Tuition Assistance Scholarship

IOWA CITY, Iowa-- (Name) of (hometown), a (class standing) studying (major or program) at the University of Iowa, was recently awarded the Child Care Tuition Assistance scholarship. The UI Student Government Child Care Commission funds a $300 child care tuition assistance program to provide scholarships to student families who have a child enrolled in a day care center or cared for by a home provider. Awards were determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid and were distributed by the UISG Child Care Commission and the UISG executive cabinet.

"Student Government strives to make child care for students an issue that administrators and governmental officials confront," says Marc Beltrame, former Student Government President. "This scholarship is only a small gesture of support to the students who battle both the rising costs of tuition and child care."

EDITORS: Receipt of the release indicates that a student from your community or readership area has been awarded the University of Iowa Child Care Tuition Assistance Scholarship. Students are listed below, alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa cities listed first. Each listing includes the student's name, class standing, and the major or program he/she is involved in.

IOWA

DAVENPORT: Jason Gordon, undergraduate, political science

IOWA CITY: Sara Kraus, undergraduate, nursing; Deo Kujrabwindja, undergraduate, geography; Tonja Morris, undergraduate, accounting

OHIO

MIDDLETOWN: David Ludden Jr., graduate, linguistics

WISCONSIN

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN: Nicole Wynos, undergraduate, pre-medicine

4/14/97