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"For many of the great successes of the world, the background they came from was their great challenge. I'm trying to find those people. Those who may not have the highest grade point or a perfect family background, but who can be successful. These are the ones who will lend the helping hands in the future."

Miss Christina Hixson

Christina Hixson understands how important it is for you to earn a college degree. But she also knows that you face a variety of challenges and may not have the kind of encouragement and support that puts you on a college-bound track. That's why she chose to create the Opportunity Awards at Iowa State University.

A native of Clarinda, Iowa, Christina Hixson serves as sole trustee of the Lied Foundation Trust. Through her financial leadership, she has been recognized as an outstanding philanthropist, known especially for the generous financial support she has directed to charitable institutions in the Midwest and southern Nevada.

Many Iowa students grow up in families where there is no outward expectation of going to college or financial plan that encourages the attempt. Through the opportunity awards that bear her name, Christina Hixson is working with Iowa State University to help you become your best.

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