UW Bothell Student Awarded Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship


November 15, 2010
CONTACT: Richard Penny - (425) 352-3395 – pennyr2@uw.edu
BOTHELL, Wash. – The University of Washington Bothell is proud to congratulate student, Ignace Hounwanou on his award of a Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship.

The Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship is designed to encourage students to develop leadership abilities with peers and mentors. Students who receive the award are given an academic grant of $4,000.

Hounwanou is an international student from Togo, west-Africa. Currently in his senior year, Hounwanou anticipates graduating in June of 2011 with his Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Of the award, Hounwanou says, “I am so thankful for the Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship. This is a real financial boost for me as it will not only help me to be more involved on campus through my proposed project, but will also motivate me to look for more leadership opportunities to develop my leadership skills.”

UW Bothell looks forward to the contributions Hounwanou has to offer to his peers and community.

About the Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship Program: Mary Gates Leadership Scholarships encourage undergraduate students to develop their leadership abilities through practical experience, personal reflection and in community with mentors and peers. For more information visit: http://www.washington.edu/uaa/mge/apply/leadership/index.htm

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. During the 2010-11 academic year, UW Bothell will debut a Bachelor of Science in Biology. It will also launch its Bachelor of Science in Nursing at a new Everett location (University Center of North Puget Sound) and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at its Bellevue-based Eastside Leadership Center.