CONTACT: LINDA KROON
Release: Jan. 24, 2002
Women's Center Offers New Scholarship For Students
The Women's Resource and Action Center at The University
of Iowa invites applications for the Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship
Created by a designated bequest to the University
of Iowa Foundation, the Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship recognizes
qualified female applicants who demonstrate financial need and are committed
to womens issues, diversity, and social activism. One or two awards
are available each year. Awards generally range from $1000 to $2000 per academic
year to be applied toward tuition, fees, living expenses, or books.
The Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship is administered
by individuals affiliated with the Women's Resource and Action Center. The
Center is a diverse community dedicated to fostering womens individual
empowerment and systemic solutions to all forms of oppression.
For more information about eligibility and application
procedures, call the 319/335-1486 or visit the Center website at http://www.uiowa.edu/~wrac.
The application deadline is Feb. 25.