IOWA CITY, Iowa -- (Name) of (hometown) is one of 51 high school seniors
nationwide to receive the University of Iowa Opportunity at Iowa Scholarship.
(Name) is a graduate of (high school).
The scholarship is one of the UI's highest awards for entering freshmen.
Recipients were chosen from a field of more than 100 top-ranking minority
high school seniors. Winners were selected on the basis of their high school
rank, college entrance exam scores, and their interest in attending the
The scholarship includes an award of $5,000 per year towards tuition
and room and board expenses, which is renewable for up to four years or
the completion of a bachelor's degree, whichever comes first, provided
the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
The students also are given the opportunity to accept an Undergraduate
Scholar Assistantship (USA) of $2,000 annually. The USA program pairs
the UI's best undergraduate students with faculty scholars to work an average
of 10 hours a week on a research or teaching project.
EDITORS: Receipt of this release indicates that a UI student in your
readership area has received the UI's Opportunity at Iowa Achievement Scholarship.
Students are listed alphabetically by hometown with Iowa students listed
first. The list includes the recipient's name and high school.
AMES: Nathaniel Jones, Ames High School
BETTENDORF: Johnathan McEchron, Pleasant Valley High School;
Micaela Schuneman, Bettendorf High School;
Vanessa Unser, Pleasant Valley High School
BURLINGTON: Kelli Clay, Burlington High School
CEDAR FALLS: Sarah Buck, Northern University High School;
David Slife, Cedar Falls High School
CEDAR RAPIDS: Stephanie English, Jefferson High School;
Stephanie Hackett, Jefferson High School;
Brooke Hingtgen, La Salle High School;
Jasmine Hobson, Kennedy High School;
Jessica Holmes, Washington High School;
Ebony Mims, Washington High School
CLINTON: Gabriella Torres, Clinton High School;
Jeanine Vidal, Clinton High School
DAVENPORT: Jackson Frerichs, West High School;
Ivory Lacy, North High School;
Stephanie Tashiro, North High School
DES MOINES: Jessica Buehlmann, Lincoln High School, 2012 Southlawn Drive
Joseph Dilley, Valley High School, 13361 Hickory Ave.
HARLAN: Margaret Hall, Harlan High School
IOWA CITY: Africa Espina, City High School
JOHNSTON: Matt Sinnwell, Johnston High School, 7080 Forest Drive
KNOXVILLE: Stephen Maldonado, Knoxville High School
LOWDEN: Brian Boedeker, North Cedar High School
MASON CITY: Pablo Recinos, Mason City High School
MONDAMIN: Erin Diggins, Logan-Magnolia High School
NEMAHA: Jessica Mason, Schaller-Crestland High School
NEWTON: Kevin Meredith, Newton High School
OAKVILLE: Jason Campbell, Mediapolis High School
PAULLINA: Jessica Toledo Gittinger, South O'Brien High School
PERRY: Nick Navarro, Perry High School
WEST DES MOINES: Luis Leon, Valley High School, 708 11th St. ;
Lacia Wymer, Valley High School, 1218 25th St.
WINTERSET: Nicole Toscano, Winterset High School
BLOOMINGDALE: Marcus Jelks, Lake Park West High School
ELK GROVE VILLAGE: Ryan Rouse, James B. Conant High School
GALT: Francisco Olalde, Sterling High School
GENESEO: Jenny Terronez, Darnall High School
GLENWOOD: Nicole Janik, Homewood-Flossmoor High School
LISLE: Nicole Duran, Lisle High School
LOCKPORT: Ana Maria Resce, Joliet Catholic Academy
NAPERVILLE: Rebecca Loret de Mola, Waubonsie High School
PLANO: Vanessa Parks, Plano High School
ROSELLE: Michael Zapata, James B. Conant High School