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Release: June 1, 1999

Gift to Iowa Law School Foundation will pay tuition for three law students from Nebraska

IOWA CITY, Iowa--Three University of Iowa law students from Nebraska will receive full tuition scholarships this fall through a generous gift to the Iowa Law School Foundation from a Nebraska couple whose estate provided support for three regional law schools.

The G. Robert Muchemore Foundation established scholarship funds at the University of Iowa College of Law, Creighton University Law School and the University of Nebraska Law School to provide financial assistance to students who graduated from Nebraska high schools. At the University of Iowa the fund will provide full out-of-state tuition scholarships for a first, second, and third-year law school student. The first scholarships will be awarded for the 1999-2000 academic year. The scholarships may be renewed each year based on ongoing academic achievement. Out-of-state tuition at the Iowa Law School is $17,384 for 1999-2000.

The Muchemore Foundation was established in 1996 by Agnes B. Muchemore of Omaha, Neb., in memory of her husband, G. Robert Muchemore. Robert Muchemore was a graduate of Creighton University School of Law who retired from Mutual of Omaha after serving as vice president, secretary and special counsel. He died in 1992. Agnes Muchemore died in 1997.

"Most students need financial assistance today to pursue a law degree," Iowa law school Dean N. William Hines said. "Endowed scholarship funds are a priority in the Iowa law school’s current endowment campaign. A strong program of financial aid is vital to attracting and retaining the nation’s best students. I’m grateful to Mrs. Muchemore for her generosity and vision to help provide the opportunity for a quality education to three of our best students every year. These valuable scholarships will allow the student recipients to direct their full energy toward their studies and preparing for successful careers, rather than being distracted by financial concerns."

The gift is part of the UI College of Law’s ongoing endowment campaign, which seeks permanent funding to support endowed faculty chairs and distinguished professorships, student scholarships, the law library, enhanced technology and program support.

The Iowa Law School Foundation is the preferred channel of support for private gifts to the University of Iowa College of Law. All of the gifts it receives are processed through the UI Foundation, which works with alumni, corporations, and friends to provide support for a broad range of projects and programs at the University of Iowa.