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CONTACT: LINDA KROON
(319) 335-1486
e-mail: linda-kroon@uiowa.edu

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 program.

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 women’s 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 women’s 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.