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Iowa Organization Receives Grant to Help Students Access College

November 16, 2009

 Iowa Organization Receives Grant to Help Students Access College 

Iowa College Access Network to Disburse Funds to Iowa Programs 
WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (Nov. 16, 2009) — More Iowa students will have the 
information they need to pursue a college education, thanks to a grant the Iowa College 
Access Network®
 (ICAN) recently received from KnowHow2GO, a national multimedia 
campaign to encourage students to find their way to college. 
“This grant money will go to programs throughout the state that help students get to college, 
so they can help spread the KnowHow2GO message,” said Juan Garcia, manager of ICAN. 
“We are all working together to make sure all students, especially those who don’t believe 
they have a chance at a college education, know how to get help.” 
ICAN will distribute $11,200 to each of 10 qualifying Iowa organizations by Feb. 1, 2010, 
based on grant applications now available at An informational 
session on the grant program and application will take place Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 2:30 p.m. 
Attendees may participate via webinar or in person at the ICAN College Planning Center in 
West Des Moines. Questions are welcome during the session. 
The KnowHow2GO campaign focuses on four steps to get to college: asking for help; 
pushing yourself to prepare for college; finding the right fit in a school; and finding available 
financial aid. The national campaign is funded by Lumina Foundation for Education and 
American Council on Education. Scholarship America is the fiscal agent for the awards. Currently, ICAN plays a major role in the KnowHow2GOIowa campaign, bringing the 
national program to students and high schools throughout Iowa. “We can really expand that 
role now by helping other organizations reach out to the students they work with in creative 
and effective ways,” Garcia said. “Each organization knows the best way to spread the 
message among the people it works with. This grant will help provide the resources those 
programs need.” 
Applications are available at or by contacting Garcia at 
(515) 273-7166 or To reserve a spot for the Dec. 1 informational 
session, interested organizations should contact Rebecca Bahl at 


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