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Dayle Nickerson, Assistant Director of Education Student Services, (515) 294-8238
Walt Gmelch, Dean, College of Education, (515) 294-7000
John McCarroll, Director, University Relations, (515) 294-6137
Cathy Curtis, College of Education, (515) 294-8175
Kevin Brown, News Service, (515) 294-8986


AMES, Iowa -- Students planning to major in education at Iowa State University are encouraged to apply for the newly-created Branstad Education Scholarship by March 12.

The scholarship, administered by the College of Education, will be initiated Fall 1999. Designed for students with outstanding leadership potential who are committed to a teaching career in Iowa, the scholarship covers tuition and fees for four years in a teacher preparation program at Iowa State University.

The scholarship will be awarded based on academic achievements, enthusiasm for teaching, commitment to a teaching career in Iowa, involvement in extra-curricular activities, and promise of leadership ability to make a significant contribution to society as a teacher.

Applications for the Branstad Scholarship are available at Iowa high schools, in ISU County Extension offices, or from the College of Education, E-105 Lagomarcino Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 50011. An online application can be found at, the college's web site. Questions should be directed to Dayle Nickerson, assistant director of Education Student Services, by phone at (515) 294-8238 or by e-mail at


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