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The Clare Boothe Luce Program of the Henry Luce Foundation Partners with SEPCHE to Advance Women in the Sciences

The Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program of The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) $194,800 over three years for its collaborative initiative “Clare Booth Luce Research Scholars Initiative” building vital success pathways for female undergraduates in disciplines where they are underrepresented.  

This collective effort, enabled through the generosity of The Henry Luce Foundation, advances ongoing work leveraging the science of learning to build critical success pathways to advance undergraduate women in academic careers in math and science.  This prestigious award is one of a select number of grants made nationally by The Henry Luce Foundation’s Clare Boothe Luce Program to increase the number of women in fields where they are underrepresented.

SEPCHE’s Clare Boothe Luce Scholars Initiative provides an exciting opportunity to leverage ongoing efforts to expand evidence-based teaching approaches, to strengthen mentorship of underserved students; to expand career exposure opportunities in a way that supports student development across the years, and to advance members’ historic missions to advance women and underserved minorities.

“We are deeply privileged to have the support of The Clare Boothe Luce Program,” SEPCHE Executive Director Beth Moy said. “We look forward to collectively advancing undergraduate women scientists and educators in fields where they are underrepresented and to demonstrating a collaborative approach to expanding the number of leading women scientists.”

The Clare Boothe Luce Program is the single most significant source of private support for women in science, mathematics and engineering.  Since 1989 the Clare Boothe Luce Program has sought to increase the presence and strengthen the role of women in the fields of math, science and engineering by providing a range of undergraduate opportunities to advance their professional success.