Student and scholarship

February 25, 2013 —

CynthiaHoqueEarlier this month, Cynthia Hoque, a Des Moines University osteopathic medical student, received the Medical and Health Related Scholarship from the Branstad-Reynolds Scholarship Fund. Cynthia is committed to practicing medicine in rural Iowa upon graduation and was presented with the $4,000 award by Governor Terry Branstad.

The Branstad-Reynolds Scholarship Fund was established by Governor Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds to support Iowa students pursuing a degree in the fields of agriculture, medicine, or health and children of service members who gave their lives while on active duty since September 11, 2001. The scholarship fund was created by trimming costs at their inauguration in January of 2011, receiving private donations and giving a portion of ticket sale proceeds to the fund.

With a deep love for her hometown, Nicole Branstad is pro-Des Moines and is constantly touting its many events and attractions. When she isn’t out exploring the city she likes to spend time with her husband Marcus and their son Everett. She enjoys hosting lavish dinner parties, collecting wine and buying fresh flowers at the downtown farmer’s market. Nicole works in the marketing & communications department as the online marketing-enrollment coordinator.