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.

Spelman College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Atlanta, received a $2 million grant from the Karsh Family Foundation. The grant will provide a scholarship fund to support graduates of Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) schools, a national network of college-preparatory, public charter schools.

Wayne State University in Detroit received a $375,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop an innovative diagnostic tool that combines ultrasound and photoacoustic technology to enhance screening and diagnosis of breast cancer.

Scripps College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in Claremont, California, received a $3.1 million gift from alumna Gabrielle Jungels WInkler that will be used to establish an endowed faculty chair in the history of architecture. Funds also will be allocated to support the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at the college.

Georgia State University in Atlanta received a $200,000 grant from the Commerce Club Foundation to expand its WomenLead program. The initiative connects women students at the university with civic leaders to enhance educational and mentorship opportunities.

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