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January 8, 1999

Education scholarship will honor Gov. Branstad

by Kevin Brown

Iowa State has created an education scholarship named in honor of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. President Martin Jischke announced the "Branstad Scholarship in Education" last month at the fall semester undergraduate commencement. Branstad was the commencement speaker.

"We wanted to create a lasting and working reminder to the people of Iowa that Gov. Branstad has indeed been Iowa's 'Education Governor,'" Jischke said.

The Branstad scholarship will be initiated next fall. It is for teacher-leaders in the College of Education. The four- year, tuition and fees scholarship will be awarded every fall to an incoming Iowa resident freshman in a teacher education program.

The scholarship award will be based on academic achievements, enthusiasm for teaching, commitment to a teaching career in Iowa, involvement in extracurricular activities, and promise of making a significant contribution to society as a teacher.

The scholars will be full-time students and will need to maintain a 3.0 minimum grade-point average.

"In the spirit of Gov. Branstad's dedication to our state, ISU is committed to helping Branstad scholars become Iowa's best teachers -- as leaders committed to teaching excellence and to modeling citizenship in their profession, their schools, their communities and throughout Iowa," said Walter Gmelch, dean of the College of Education.

Scholarship application information will be available from the dean's office, College of Education, E262 Lagomarcino.

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