Next deadline to apply is April 6
DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Loras College Women’s Leadership Alliance (LCWLA) has surpassed $7,500 in new donations to go toward its annual scholarship. The $7,500 in new funds now doubles the total to $15,000 thanks to an anonymous matching gift made recently.
“The support we have received, even as a relatively new organization, has been tremendous,” Cayla Schneider, director of annual giving, said. “The matching funds will help ensure we’re able to continue to impact the lives of young women here at Loras.”
In January, Michaela Dohleman, a senior at Loras, became the first recipient of the Women’s Leadership Alliance Scholarship. She received $1,200 to go toward her education.
The scholarship, established in October 2017, is awarded annually to full-time, undergraduate female students who demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to juniors or seniors exemplifying leadership and service on and off campus. Students are recommended by a committee of the LCWLA through an application process that includes a letter of recommendation from a Loras faculty or staff member.
The LCWLA launched in March 2017 with the goal of supporting young women who attend or want to attend Loras. Its overarching mission is to engage women on campus and in alumni communities, connecting or reconnecting them with the College.
Recently, the Alliance hosted over 30 students during roundtables with board members to discuss public relations, education, marketing, science, business and more. Applications for the next scholarship are due April 6.
ABOUT LORAS COLLEGE
Loras leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan institutions to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. Loras ranks among 450 NCAA Division III athletic programs in Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, 11th out of the Top 100 baccalaureate colleges, according to the 2016 Washington Monthly College Rankings, 13th Best Regional College, according to Midwest U.S. News Best Colleges and is among the 200 Best-Loved Colleges in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine.