Margaret P. Benson Memorial 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 (2019-20) academic year. 


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 Achievement Among Women (


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.


Friday, February 15, 2019


Graduate Student
Undergraduate Student

How to Apply

Information about eligibility and application procedures is available on the WRAC web site at