Jackie Blount, College of Education, (515) 294-4706
Cathy Curtis, College of Education, (515) 294-8175
Kevin Brown, News Service, (515) 294-8986


AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University is accepting applications for the Branstad Scholarship in Education program, which was created in 1998 to honor former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s commitment to education.

"In the spirit of Governor Branstad’s dedication to our state, ISU is committed to helping Branstad scholars become Iowa’s best teachers – teachers who are leaders committed to excellence and to model citizenship in their professions, schools, communities and the state," said Walter Gmelch, dean of the College of Education.

The Branstad Scholarship in Education is a four-year, tuition and fees scholarship given annually to an incoming Iowa resident freshman the College of Education.

The scholarship will be awarded based on academic achievements, enthusiasm for teaching, commitment to teaching in Iowa, involvement in extra-curricular activities and promise of leadership ability. Recipients must be full-time students and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

Applications are due Feb. 25. For more information or to download an application form, visit the scholarship’s Web site a http://www.educ2.iastate.edu/ess/branstad.htm or contact Jackie Blount at (515) 294-4706, e-mail: jblount@iastate.edu.

Send applications to: Jackie Blount, Chair, Scholarship and Awards Committee, N131E Lagomarcino Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011.


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