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Four international graduate students awarded scholarships

Four international doctoral students at New Mexico State University have been awarded International Peace Scholarships (IPS) from the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic educational organization interested in increasing opportunities for women in higher education.


ra Neves, Nereida Rodriguez Lima and Esther Thomas each received a $6,000 scholarship and Rosa Imelda Olague received a $3,000 scholarship from the organization.

Neves and Rodriguez are both natives of Brazil and are studying curriculum and instruction. Thomas, a native of Dominica, is studying management. Olague is a Mexican native who is studying engineering.

The IPS Fund, which began in 1959, provides scholarships annually for women from other countries who are involved in full-time graduate studies in the United States and Canada.

P.E.O. was founded in 1869 and has awarded more than $120 million in scholarships and loans. This is the second year in a row graduate students attending NMSU have applied for and received scholarships from the organization.

For more information about the scholarship or P.E.O., call Ida Baca in NMSU's International Programs office, (505) 646-4528, or Nancy Boozer, local P.E.O. chapter president, (505) 523-4486