The Way Up

Developing Women Leaders to Enhance Iowa Higher Education

Carol Rocklin Kay Memorial Scholarship - 2008

The Carol Rocklin Kay Memorial Fund was established in 1988 to provide support for student participation in The Way Up conferences. Carol Rocklin Kay, who served as Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs at Iowa State University, was a central figure in planning The Way Up II, III, IV and V conferences. She served as the Program Chair for women graduate students - the future faculty members and administrators of our colleges and universities. Scholarships cover conference registration and one night's stay in the conference hotel in a room shared with another scholarship recipient. This year's winners will be announced during the conference.


Women undergraduate or graduate students in any higher education institution in Iowa who are interested in a career in higher education may apply or be nominated for this scholarship.


Nominations or applications should include the name, address, phone number and email address of the candidate, a one page statement addressing the student's interest in a career in higher education and what she hopes to gain from participation in this conference. After selection, the scholarship recipients must submit the text of a three minute presentation to be made at the Thursday evening dinner. The topic of the presentation will be "Women in Higher Education: Redefining Leadership -  A Student's Perspective."

Send Scholarship Award materials to:

Colleen Hunt, Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319


Due: Electronic submission only no later than October 1, 2008.
Notification will be made on or about October 20, 2008.

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