Since its first grants in 1989, the Clare Boothe Luce Program has become one of the single most significant sources of private support for women in science, mathematics and engineering in higher education in the United States. The Program is excited to announce eleven new grants totaling almost $3.2M that will benefit 138 women studying and teaching in STEM fields.
Grants to Carleton College and the College of New Jersey will fund a total of two five-year assistant professorships. Saint Mary’s College of California, the American Indian College Fund, and Howard University received grants that will fund a total of 14 undergraduate scholarships. And grants to Villanova University, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Puget Sound, and the College of St. Benedict will support undergraduate research awards.
With this year’s grants—in addition to the Program’s continued commitment to thirteen institutions designated to receive funds in perpetuity—the Clare Boothe Luce Program has surpassed $200M in funds awarded since its inception, providing support for more than 2,600 women.