WRITER: LINDSAY RUNYAN
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 384-4638
Release: June 7, 2001
Mimi Chao receives $10,000 AAUW scholarship
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Mimi Chao, a fourth-year student at the University of
Iowa College of Medicine, has received a $10,000 scholarship from the Association
of American University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation. The AAUW is the
largest source of funding in the world exclusively for graduate women. Each
year, the AAUW distributes more than $3.3 million in fellowships, grants and
Chao received the Selected Professions Fellowship. This is awarded to women
who plan to pursue a full-time course of study in designated degree programs
where women's participation is traditionally low, such as medicine, engineering
"I feel very honored to have received a $10,000 fellowship towards my
education, and I am very grateful for all the help I received from supportive
physicians and the Office of Student Affairs and Curriculum in preparation
of my application," Chao said.
Chao is a native of Taipei, Taiwan and moved to Sioux City at age 10. She
fulfilled her undergraduate study at the University of Chicago, receiving
bachelor's degrees in biological chemistry and chemistry before coming to
The AAUW is composed of three corporations including the association, the
AAUW Educational Foundation and the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund.
For more information about the AAUW Educational Foundation, visit www.aauw.org.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient
care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.