New Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Scripps College, the highly rated liberal arts college for women in Claremont, California, received a $5.5 million donation from the Sidney J. Weinberg Jr. Foundation. The late Sidney Weinberg was chair of the board of trustees of the college until his death in 2010.

aschoenThe University of Southern California in Los Angeles received a $7 million donation from Alice Schoenfeld, who holds the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Endowed Chair in String Instruction at the university’s Thornton School of Music. The new gift will create a scholarship fund for students studying string instruments. Last October, Professor Schoenfeld contributed $3 million to renovate the school’s main symphonic rehearsal space. The combined gift is the largest ever made to the university by a sitting faculty member.

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