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 California, Riverside received a $400,000 grant from the Center for Advancing Women in Technology. The grant will be used to support the establishment of a new data science degree that will be targeted at women and members of underrepresented groups. The new program will integrate computing and information technology into majors that already attract large numbers of women such as biology, economics, and neuroscience.

The Claremont Colleges in California, received a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its Critical Justice Education program to educate incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals in California. Pitzer College will be the lead institution for the grant program. Scripps College, the highly rated liberal arts educational for women and one of the five Claremont undergraduate institutions, as well as the California Institute for Women will participate in the grant program.

Troy University in Alabama received a $119,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to create two traveling exhibits highlighting the role of women in the Montgomery Bus Boycott during the civil rights era. Once created, the two exhibits will be showcased at schools, universities, museums, and public libraries. The exhibits will be titled “The Legacy of Rosa Parks” and “Women of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.”

Smith College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in Northampton, Massachusetts, received a three-year, $900,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to revamp the college’s writing curriculum to better prepare students to be more effective communicators in the public sphere. Five visiting professors with expertise in writing skills will be hired.

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