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.

Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, received a $650,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to expand opportunities for women in STEM fields. The grant will allow the university to offer scholarships for 18 students over the next five years in the fields of biology, chemistry, and food science chemistry.

Mills College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Oakland, California, received a $200,000 donation from the college’s Alumnae Association to establish two scholarships to honor the late Audrey Gibney who graduated from Mills College in 1946. One scholarship will be reserved for an undocumented student and the other will be earmarked for a graduate of a public high school in Oakland.

The University of Cincinnati received two grants totaling $100,000 from the Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation for research into programs to help breast cancer survivors.

Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, received a $399,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for research on the health outcomes of low-income single mothers who are enrolled in the university’s Financial Success Program. Researchers hope to find 400 women who will be willing to participate in the new study.

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