Let's Keep Iowa Students In Iowa
ICF was fortunate to have The Bechtel Trusts and KENT
Corporation as sponsors of this challenge program in 2011-12.
The Let's Keep Iowa Students in Iowa Challenge Program was
started in 1989 to reflect the sponsors' deep commitment to
private higher education and also for the future of Iowa. Each
sponsor of the program has been extremely willing to invest in
the future of the students of Iowa. A student who stays in Iowa
after graduation to live and work is an investment that pays
for itself many times over. Last year 73 percent of the Iowa
resident graduates remained in Iowa – this investment continues
to pay great dividends for the state of Iowa.
Thanks to the generosity of businesses and individuals across
Iowa, the Let's Keep Iowa Students in Iowa Challenge Program
again met its goal. As a result, ICF awarded more than
100 Iowa Challenge Scholarships to Iowa students at its
member colleges and universities. ICF wishes to congratulate
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
All new, increased or reinstated gifts of $250 and above will
be matched by the sponsors of the program. Thus, a new gift
of $250 effectively becomes $500; or $1,000 becomes $2,000.
Once the challenge fund is fully matched, all dollars will be
awarded to Iowa students attending ICF's member colleges.
During the 23 years of the program's existence, more than
$3.5 million has been awarded as Iowa Challenge Scholarships
to approximately 3,600 students at our colleges and universities.
ICF offers its heartfelt thanks to the The Bechtel Trusts and
KENT Corporation for making this program a reality.