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 Conrad Prebys Foundation has launched a $7 million grant program to fund an all-women cohort of “Prebys Research Heroes,” aimed at increasing women’s representation in medical research in San Diego, California. The program will provide two-year, $500,000 grants to seven women scholars who conduct research in areas critical to advancing medical science. The inaugural recipients hail from the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego State University, Scripps Research Institute, the University of California, San Diego, the San Diego School of Medicine, and the University of San Diego.

Scripps College, a women’s college in Claremont, California, has received a $1 million gift to support the school’s public events program, Scripps Presents. The donation comes from Matthew Grossman and the family of Patricia Van Every, a longtime supporter of the college who passed away in 2021. Van Every and her brother, Donald Leahy, previously donated $800,000 to endow a student scholarship program at the college.

Alverno College, a women’s college in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has received a pledge from an anonymous donor. The benefactor has promised to match up to $1.5 million in gifts made to the college from May 3, 2024 through December 31, 2024.


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