The following students are the first recipients of the Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Scholarships in Chemistry, Applied Physics, Mathematics, or Computer Science for exceptional senior female students. Through Clare Boothe Luce Program funding, these students will continue their undergraduate research projects throughout the 2017-18 academic year.
Since its first grants in 1989, the Clare Boothe Luce Program has become the single most significant source of private support for women in science, mathematics and engineering. Clare Boothe Luce, the widow of Henry R. Luce, was a playwright, journalist, U.S. Ambassador to Italy, and the first woman elected to Congress from Connecticut. In her bequest establishing this program, she sought “to encourage women to enter, study, graduate, and teach” in science, mathematics and engineering. Thus far, the program has supported more than 2,300 women.
Providence College received its first major grant award from the Clare Boothe Luce Program at the
Henry Luce Foundation in 2016. The award supports eight Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Scholarships in
computer science for exceptional senior female students.
Two scholarships are awarded each year, concluding in academic year 2020-21.
Clare Boothe Luce Scholars receive:
Applicants must be current junior female students with a declared major in chemistry, applied physics, mathematics or computer science, have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, U.S. Citizenship, previous undergraduate research experience, and plans to pursue either an advanced degree or an immediate career in their field upon graduation. If selected, recipients will be required to maintain a 3.0 GPA during their senior year.
A completed application for a Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Scholarship must include:
An original, signed copy of the completed application must be submitted to the School of Arts & Sciences office, Ruane 147, by Wednesday, February 7th, 2018. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of three department chairs, the Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, a representative from Financial Aid, and two additional female STEM faculty members. Names of recommended recipients will be shared with the Henry Luce Foundation for final review and approval. The two scholarship recipients will be announced in early March 2018.
Students who accept the award will be active leaders both on campus and within the greater Providence community by: