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Fayette County Leader 

April 25, 1929


Fellowships at Columbia University have been awarded to twenty-two graduates of Iowa colleges and universities. Miss Peterson has been awarded the Lydia C. Roberts fellowship in home economics.

Among the institutions represented in the twenty-two awards were Cornell, Grinnell, upper Iowa, Morningside, Drake University, Penn College, and Simpson, besides the University of Iowa. Seven of the awards were given to students and alumni of the University of Iowa. Marguerite V. Peterson, of Dows, at present director of the department of Home Economics at Upper Iowa, comes from Simpson College. Robert Lee Fox, a graduate of Upper Iowa last year, received the Lydia C. Roberts fellowship at that time in chemistry and has been given it a second time this year. The qualifications for the award are very high scholastic standing and strong recommendations in regard to character. The fellowship includes $850 and transportation both ways. The school will regret losing Miss Peterson for this period but is glad she has earned the opportunity and honor. 

~ transcribed and contributed by Crystal A. Bingham <>

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