St. Catherine University has been awarded a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation’s Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program for 女性在 STEM. The $225,000 award will fund three undergraduate scholarships for STEM majors at the university. St. 凯特的 is one of only 12 higher education institutions across the country to receive this grant for this award cycle — and one of only two Minority Serving Institutions.
“We are thrilled to support this outstanding group of schools, including two Minority Serving Institutions. 每年, competition for CBL awards becomes more intense as schools increasingly recognize the importance of supporting women in STEM. It not only benefits the recipients but also strengthens the institution and benefits society as a whole,博士说. Carlotta Arthur, Program Director of the Clare Boothe Luce Program in an announcement released by the Henry Luce Foundation.
The Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program for 女性在 STEM encourages women to study and teach in STEM disciplines in which they are underrepresented. In recent years, the Luce Foundation has advanced leadership development of women in STEM and promoted systemic, 结构, and cultural change efforts in higher education. 特别是, the Foundation has intensified its focus on women of color, increased grantmaking to minority-led institutions, and supported work on women in STEM innovation.
“St. Catherine University aspires to change the faces of leadership in science, 科技, 工程, and math to better reflect the communities these fields serve,” said Anita Thomas, 博士学位, Executive Vice President and Provost at St. 凯特的. “These scholarships, combined with a support structure developed to meet students wherever they are at in life, make it easier for students to focus on bringing their best to their classes.”
This is the third grant St. 凯特的 has been awarded from the CBL Program for 女性在 STEM. Fifteen of St. 凯特的 seventeen past CBL scholars have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in science or transitioned directly to STEM-related careers after graduation.