Upper Iowa University 2011 Honors and Awards Ceremony recognizes 144 students
2011 May 12Upper Iowa University recently held its 26th annual Scholarships and Awards Recognition Banquet and awarded 144 scholarships to students across the University. Of those, 121 scholarships were bestowed on UIU students attending classes in Fayette and another 23 were awarded to students who take courses through other UIU locations. Recipients were selected by the UIU Honors and Awards Committee. UIU President Alan G. Walker presented the awards. "These scholarships are just one of the benefits of attending a private four-year college," Walker told the honorees and their guests. "Our alumni, friends of the University, and corporate sponsors have generously donated to make these awards possible in helping to alleviate the debt of these deserving students. We thank you for continuing to help make a difference year after year." Endowed scholarships have been set aside by donors to specifically create annual scholarship awards for UIU students. The scholarships included several that have been established by Fayette area organizations and individuals, including: the American Legion of Iowa Foundation Scholarship, the Dr. Louise P. Herring Scholarship, the Fayette Chamber Betterment Foundation Award, the Mary Kimball Scholarship, the Lew Churbuck Scholarship, and the Northeast Iowa Scholarship. Endowed scholarships are supplemented by the University's participation in the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI). UIU Team Peacock has ridden on RAGBRAI for six consecutive years to raise money to increase student scholarship awards. Since 2005, Team Peacock has generated an overall total of more than $500,000 and is targeting a cumulative total of $1,000,000 this year.