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 2012-13.
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 these students.
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 24 years of
the program's existence, more than $3.5 million has been awarded as Iowa
Challenge Scholarships to approximately 3,700 students at our colleges
ICF offers its heartfelt thanks to the The Bechtel Trusts and KENT Corporation
for making this program a reality.