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New Iowa Provost Donates Full-Tuition Scholarships

From the Daily Iowan:

Less than a week after Wallace Loh was named the new UI provost and executive vice president, he has already shown his generous side.

Loh announced Monday that he and wife Barbara Loh have committed to donating five four-year full-tuition scholarships to the UI.

"We hope that this will be the first installment in a way of giving back to Iowa," Loh said.

The scholarships have no name, but Loh said they will be added to the provost scholarships offered through the Provost's Office. Loh also said that few restrictions apply in order for a student to be eligible to receive one.

"There are no limitations other than the fact that they be Iowa residents, and it is on the basis of need," he said.

UI President Sally Mason was thrilled by Loh and his wife's generous donation.

"It's a huge gift, a wonderful gift," she said.

Mason said she was surprised by such a generous contribution from a new person.

"It's basically him demonstrating not only his love for Iowa but his commitment to affordability and accessibility - the way we have been talking," Mason said.

Born in China and raised in Peru, Loh speaks Spanish, Chinese and French in addition to English. He has a doctorate in psychology from the University of Michigan and a degree from Yale Law School.

Congratulations to our Iowa neighbors on their good fortune.

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