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.

Idaho State University has received $125,000 from the Idaho Board of Education to correct the university’s Title IX issues. A recent, required report on gender equity submitted by ISU to the State Board revealed that the number of women student-athletes at ISU fell short of the Title IX requirement by 2.9 percent. The new funds will help establish a new women’s sports team at ISU and create more opportunities for women student athletes.

The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, a women’s college in Claremont, California, has received a Getty Foundation grant. The funds will support three full-time summer internships, the maximum number awarded each year through the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program. The internships will provide students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the arts, with experience and learning opportunities in curating, collection, conservation, and visual resources.

The women’s basketball program at Drake University has received a $5 million gift from Suzie Glazer Burt, a longtime supporter and local philanthropist. The gift is tied for being the largest non-capital donation ever for a woman’s basketball program. The funds will endow the Suzier Glazer Burt Women’s Basketball Head Coach position and enable significant improvements within the program including travel benefits, upgraded facilities, and schedules with higher-level opponents.

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