CONTACT: MARK WUNDER
Director of Development
Iowa Law School Foundation
UI Foundation News
500 Levitt Center for University Advancement
Iowa City IA 52242
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 schools current endowment
campaign. A strong program of financial aid is vital to attracting and retaining
the nations best students. Im 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
The gift is part of the UI College of Laws 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.