Anyanetu Earns 2011-12 ACT, Graduate College Scholarship

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ikenna Obiora Anyanetu, an incoming student in the UI's electrical and computer engineering program, is one of two students selected to receive 2011-12 ACT Scholarships. The ACT Scholars Program is co-directed by ACT, Inc. and the UI Graduate College.

Anyanetu earned a bachelor of science in computer engineering from the University of Michigan in 2011.

Also receiving a scholarship is Samantha Sanchez, who will join the UI's MBA program this fall.

Recipients receive an annual nine-month stipend equivalent to a half-time research assistantship ($20,000), benefits and a full resident rate tuition scholarship.

ACT, founded in 1959 as the American College Testing Program by UI education leaders E.F. Lindquist and Ted McCarrel, committed $5 million to the UI Foundation in 2009 to endow the ACT Scholars Program. While pursuing graduate degrees at the UI, recipients will simultaneously obtain on-the-job training at ACT.

ACT Scholars must be nominated by their departments in several areas of study, including business, communications, education, engineering, information technology, and statistics. ACT welcomes nominations from underrepresented populations, including African-Americans, Latinos and Native Americans.

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