Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

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

Baruch College of the City University of New York received a five-year, $312,500 grant from the Financial Women’s Association that will fund a mentoring program for women at the college. The program provides a stipend for low-income students and other money that they can use for study abroad programs.

UVAMentoringThe University of Virginia received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to support its Young Women Leaders Program. The program pairs up women students at the university for one-on-one mentoring with middle schools girls in local public schools. The program was designed to provide the college students with leadership training and to provide middle school girls with role models and mentors. The grant money will fund a study on whether the program is effective in reducing delinquency and other problems as the middle school girls move through their high school years.

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