Two Alta students have been awarded the President's Scholarship from Buena Vista University.
Jessica Loehr, daughter of Darla Loehr; and Jonathan Nielsen, son of Peter and Cindy Nielsen, were selected to receive the scholarship to attend BVU during the 2001-2002 academic year.
The President's Scholarship recipients must meet two of the three following criteria: 3.75 GPA, 26 ACT or top 10 percent of their high school class.
Founded in 1891, Buena Vista University is a leading New American College, preparing students for successful careers as well as leadership and service in their communities. With 1,279 undergraduate and 103 graduate students on its main campus in Storm Lake plus an additional 1,357 students at 17 branch sites throughout Iowa, BVU offers a balance between traditional liberal arts courses and innovative experiential learning opportunities that require the practical application of knowledge. Long a leader in information technology, BVU is currently at the nation's forefront in providing "anytime, anywhere" on-line access by creating a campus-wide wireless network and providing its students with notebook computers.