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July 30, 2007

UI Creates New Scholarship For Iowa Transfer Students

The University of Iowa has introduced a new $1,000 scholarship for Iowa community college students transferring to the UI under its 2 Plus 2 Guaranteed Graduation Plan.

The 2 Plus 2 plan is for Iowa community college students in certain majors who intend to transfer to the UI after earning an associate of arts degree. The participating student who follows the plan's degree-planning checkpoints is guaranteed a UI bachelor's degree after just two additional years of study. The formula is designed to save the student time and money with early assistance from Iowa advisors.

Beginning with applicants for the spring semester of 2008, 2 Plus 2 students with the highest transfer grade-point averages will be automatically considered for the new 2 Plus 2 Transfer Scholarship. Up to 25 scholarships will be awarded for spring 2008. The award is renewable for one year.

"This scholarship builds on the tremendous opportunity the 2 Plus 2 program represents for Iowa community college students interested in coming to the UI," UI Provost Michael Hogan said. "The program will help them plan for a successful transition, and the scholarship will help defray their costs. It's a double boost toward success."

The scholarship reflects an annual UI financial commitment of up to $50,000, according to Mark Warner, UI director of student financial aid and assistant provost for enrollment services.

Michael Barron, UI director of admissions and assistant provost for enrollment services at Iowa, said the scholarship addresses one of the most important factors in a student's decision to attend college.

"Students in 2 Plus 2 can save time and money by staying close to home for their first two years of college. The scholarship makes participating in the program even more financially appealing," Barron said.

The 2 Plus 2 plan is currently available to students in select majors at several Iowa community colleges. The university will add all Iowa community colleges and more majors to the plan in the near future.

For more details about the 2 Plus 2 plan, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/2plus2.

For more details about UI scholarships for Iowa transfer students, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/admissions/undergrad/costs/xfer-fin-aid.htm.

CONTACTS: 2 Plus 2 scholarship: Mark Warner, Assistant Provost for Enrollment Services and Director of Student Financial Aid, 319-335-1327; 2 Plus 2 program: Tom Paulsen, Assistant Director of Admissions, 319-335-1548.

MEDIA CONTACT: George McCrory, 319-384-0012, george-mccrory@uiowa.edu.

OTHER INFORMATION: See November 2006 release on 2 Plus 2 announcement at: http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2006/november/111306two-plus-two.html. See May 2007 release about addition of Iowa Lakes Community College to the plan at: http://www.news-releases.uiowa.edu/2007/May/051607iowa-lakes.html.