The University Record, November 5, 1996

CEW announces scholarships for returning women students

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) has applications for CEW Scholarships for returning women who will be students at the University during the 1997-98 academic year.

CEW Scholarships for Returning Women are awarded to undergraduate, graduate and professional school students who have had an interruption in their education sometime between high school and the present. Applicants may have earned no academic credits during an interruption of at least 36 consecutive months or a total of 60 months, not counting interruptions of less than 12 months. Applicants should be pursuing a clear educational goal at the Dearborn, Flint or Ann Arbor campus. Part-time students are eligible. Women in mathematics, engineering, physical sciences and other fields less traditional for women are especially encouraged to apply. Admission to the University must be confirmed in order to be considered by the selection committee.

CEW Scholars will receive awards ranging from $1,000 to $4,000, with one scholarship for undergraduate study of $11,000, and one in engineering (including computer science) or the physical sciences of $10,000.

Approximately 30 CEW Scholars are chosen each year on the basis of motivation, promise of impact on a chosen field, academic record and potential, and creative scholarly contributions appropriate for the undergraduate, graduate or professional school status. Financial need also is considered.

The CEW Scholarships for Returning Women are made possible by the Margaret Dow Towsley Scholarship Fund endowment as well as CEW friends, foundations and community organizations.

Applications are available at CEW and must be completed and returned by Jan. 15 to be considered. Anyone is welcome to pick up an application at 330 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor 48104-2289. Mail requests require a self-addressed business envelope with two first-class stamps. Individuals who want more information may visit the Center or call 998-7210 weekdays.