Women’s Leadership Alliance awards first scholarship

Robert Waterbury

Loras College senior Michaela Dohleman received $1,200

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College, a four-year Catholic liberal arts college in Dubuque, and its Women’s Leadership Alliance announce the first recipient of the Women’s Leadership Alliance Scholarship established in October 2017.

Michaela Dohleman, a senior at Loras from Pontiac, Illinois, received $1,200 to go toward her education at Loras. The College offers a wide variety of scholarships and awards with 100 percent of all incoming students receiving institutional aid.

“I’m truly honored to be the first recipient selected,” Dohleman said. “I greatly appreciate the effort the members of the Leadership Alliance are putting forward to help women student leaders excel and achieve their goals.”

Scholarship funds are awarded annually to full-time, undergraduate female Loras students who demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to junior or senior students exemplifying both leadership and service on and off campus. Students are considered through an application process that includes a reference from a Loras faculty or staff member, and are selected by a committee of the Loras Women’s Alliance. The application process for fall 2018 begins in February.

The Leadership Alliance launched in March 2017. Its overarching mission is to engage women on campus and in alumni communities, connecting or reconnecting them with the College.

The organization began raising funds for the scholarship in May 2017. Recently, an anonymous donor offered to match new donations dollar-for-dollar up to $7,500. Visit and type “Women’s Leadership Scholarship” in the designation field to support the Leadership Alliance.

For more information on or to support the scholarship, contact Cayla Schneider, director of annual giving, at or 563.588.7328. Also, like Loras College Women’s Leadership Alliance on Facebook.

Photo caption: Pictured (left to right): Valorie Woerdehoff, 1982 alumna; Deb Gustafson 1976 alumna; Michaela Dohleman, senior at Loras College; and Karen Runde, 2007 alumna.

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