Opportunity Alert! Benson Scholarship


The Women’s Resource and Action Center (WRAC) at The University of Iowa
invites applications for the Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship
program for the upcoming (2014-15) academic year.  Application deadline is
February 11, 2014.
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
scholarship is presented at the UI’s annual Celebration of Excellence and
The Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship is administered and selected by
individuals affiliated with the Women’s Resource and Action Center at the
University of Iowa.  The Center works to create greater equity for individuals and
communities of all identities, with a particular focus on women.
Information about eligibility and application procedures is available on
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