Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

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

Alverno College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Milwaukee affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, received a $2.7 millon grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for programs to raise awareness of the actions of Catholic women in religious orders and to expand the National Catholic Sister’s Week programs.

The University of Toledo in Ohio received a $299,202 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice for programs to prevent sexual assault on campus and to help those who are victims of sexual assaults.

Texas Woman’s University received two grants totaling $4.3 million for programs to improve bilingual education programs in elementary and high schools in Texas. While programs at Texas Woman’s University are open to men, the latest U.S. Department of Education data shows that women make up 88 percent of the undergraduate student body at the university.

Clemson University in South Carolina received a $3.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support efforts to increase the number of women in STEM degree programs. The grant will support the “ADVANCE: Increasing Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering” program at the university.

Utah State University received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice for programs to create a coordinated community response team to aid victims of sexual assault. The program will coordinate actions between the university, local law enforcement, and women’s resource organizations.

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