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.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis received a $439,818 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop drug therapy for late-stage breast cancer, particularly triple-negative breast cancer. The funds will support research, provides stipends for doctoral students, and to update infrastructure in the College of Pharmacy.

Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond received a $1 million gift from alumna Iris Harrell and her partner Ann Benson. The gift will endow a scholarship fund for students in the department of gender, sexuality and women’s studies. Preference will be given to students in need and/or students who are the first in their generation to attend college. Harrell is a graduate of that is now the University of Mary Washington. She earned a master’s degree in education from Virginia Commonwealth University. She was a touring folk musician and later established a successful construction and remodeling company.

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