When thinking about year-end charitable donations, please consider giving to the UIRA scholarship fund.  Donations are tax deductible and can be made by using this direct link.  Student aid is crucial to providing an affordable and accessible educational experience.  Donations of any amount make a huge difference.  With UIRA members’ continued support, wouldn’t it be wonderful if TWO UIRA scholarships could be awarded in 2018?

The UIRA scholarship was created in 2016 for a resident of the state of Iowa in good academic standing, who is considered academically to be a sophomore, junior, or senior and demonstrates financial need.  Thanks to the generosity of many UIRA members, the fund reached its goal of $50,000 in January 2017 and became an endowed scholarship. The first scholarship of $1,000 was awarded to UI sophomore Emily Hestbach at the April 2017 annual meeting.