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Release: May 3, 1999
Iowa native wins prized law scholarship
IOWA CITY, Iowa
The University of Iowa College of Law awarded to second-year law student Sara
Kagay the George W. McBurney Merit Scholarship, which is given for academic
achievement, scholarly excellence and leadership.
Kagay, from Shambaugh, ranks among the top students
in her class and serves as an articles editor on the Iowa Law Review, a nationally
respected publication edited by students. Kagay graduated in 1997 from Drake
University with a bachelors degree in broadcast news. She is the second
recipient of the $1,000 scholarship, which is named in memory of the late
George W. McBurney. McBurney earned a bachelors degree in 1950 and a
juris doctorate degree in 1953, both from the UI.
The scholarship is awarded annually to a student editor
of the Iowa Law Review who has an outstanding academic record and who exemplifies
the qualities of leadership, involvement, dedication, and mastery of the law.
The scholarship was endowed in 1997 shortly after McBurneys death by
his family, law firm colleagues, and friends.
The scholarship was established through the Iowa Law
School Foundation, the preferred channel of support for private gifts to the
UI College of Law. The foundation works with alumni, law firms, friends, and
corporations to assist them in providing support to the colleges students,
faculty, and programs. The University of Iowa Foundation, the UIs campus-wide
fund-raising organization, serves as the channel of support to the Iowa Law
School Foundation by providing professional and technical support services.