Ms. Emily Hestbech, a sophomore global health studies major, has received the first $1,000 UIRA Scholarship.  Emily will attend the 3 April Annual Meeting to accept the award and express her thanks.  A Des Moines resident and graduate of Hoover High School, Emily enjoys going home to Des Moines and has enjoyed watching it grow during her lifetime.  She has two older brothers, and one is a 2014 Iowa graduate in accounting.  Her major is global health studies with a certificate in sustainability, and she is a member of Sigma Lambda Gamma, a multicultural sorority that was founded at UI.  For two years she has worked at the university library in the Inter-library Loan Department.  She is considering doing graduate work in public health.  During her years at UI, Emily has participated in Dance Marathon.  In her spare time Emily enjoys reading, being outside and attending sporting events.  President Nancy Hauserman announced last month that just one year after it was established, the UIRA Scholarship is fully endowed.  With support and additional contributions, future recipients will be selected consistent with the criteria: Good academic standing, Iowa resident and a sophomore, junior or senior who
demonstrates financial need.  Selection is made in consultation with the Office of Student Financial Aid.