Northwest Iowa — Students in four high schools in the listening area, as well as schools in each county across Iowa, will be able to take advantage of a new program from the University of Iowa. The University has created a program that partners with the Raise.me scholarship platform, that the school’s president says will encourage and improve college readiness among Iowa high school students.
University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld made the announcement Wednesday.
Students can then use the scholarship money raised to attend the University of Iowa. Harreld says the students start by going on-line to register.
He gave examples of how the students might build their scholarship.
Any student in the designated districts can sign up to participate in the program. He says each school was chosen based on the number of free and reduced priced lunch participants they have in the district.
Harreld says the goal is to get the students to take tougher courses and get involved early in the process of planning for higher education.
One school district in each county is designated for this program. In our area they are Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in O’Brien County, Sibley-Ocheyedan in Osceola County, George-Little Rock in Lyon County, and West Sioux in Sioux County.