Lehigh University Establishes Scholarships for Women in STEM Fields

Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has established a $1 million endowed scholarship fund to support women in STEM disciplines. About 25 percent of all engineering students at Lehigh are women.

The first two scholarships will be awarded to women in the Class of 2016 that will enter the university this fall. The awards will provide tuition assistance and fund research opportunities for four years for two women in each incoming class.

Lehigh University President, Alice P. Gast, a chemical engineer, stated, “We want to send the message that Lehigh is a great place for young women to pursue science, mathematics and engineering. There is a national need for well-educated STEM graduates and it is important to increase the number of women going into these fields.”

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