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July 1, 2009

Local student named Tippie Outstanding Scholar at University of Iowa

(Student name) of (hometown), has been selected as a Tippie Outstanding Scholar by the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business and is one of 25 entering first-year students who have been awarded $40,000 in scholarships for fall 2009.

(Student) is a member of the Tippie Scholars Program, a select group of first-year students admitted directly to the Tippie College of Business. The Tippie Scholars Program awards up to three Outstanding Scholar awards on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Each of these scholarships is renewable for up to four years or graduation, whichever comes first, provided the students maintain a 3.33 University of Iowa grade point average and remain enrolled in the Tippie College of Business.

(Student) is the (son/daughter) of (parent names) and plans to major in (major)

EDITORS: Scholarship winners are listed below alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa students listed first.

Clear Lake
Vanessa Ruiz, Clear Lake Community High School, daughter, Anthony and Deanna Ruiz, marketing and management

Des Moines
Heather Smith, Urbandale High School, daughter, Michael and Brenda Smith, accounting

Marisha Johnson, St Paul Conservatory, daughter, Mark and Maryann Johnson, marketing and dance

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010,