A news piece from St. John’s University highlights the impact of the Clare Boothe Luce Program, which proudly supports talented women scientists and their pursuit of careers in STEM fields. The article profiles three CBL scholars in the class of 2020 who will be starting their graduate studies in the fall. Kathryn Bozell will return to St. John’s as a CBL Graduate Fellow in toxicology; Teagan Sweet will pursue a PhD in inorganic chemistry at the University of Notre Dame; and Natalie Williams will head to Yale University to work towards a PhD in material chemistry—the next step in her aspiration to combine her passion for both chemistry and the arts as a scientific museum researcher.
All three women emphasize the significance of the university’s scholarship program in connecting them with female mentors, role models, and peers across the country who validated their own experiences as scientists and encouraged their pursuit of advanced degrees and professions.
Named for the visionary woman who excelled in myriad fields, St. John’s Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Undergraduate Scholarship encourages gifted women to pursue collegiate studies in the sciences and technology—areas in which women historically are underrepresented. The CBL scholarship is an outgrowth of the University’s Women in Science (WIS) Scholarship Program. St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Science’s Class of 2020 included three recipients of the prestigious scholarship, each with an inspiring story to tell.