About the Program

The Clare Boothe Luce Program seeks to increase the participation of women in the sciences and engineering at every level of higher education and to serve as a catalyst for colleges and universities to be proactive in their own efforts toward this goal.


The program is administered by the Henry Luce Foundation, and named after Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987). Regarded as the single largest private source of funding for women in science and engineering, since its inception in 1989 the program has made grants totaling more than $120 million to more than 150 different colleges and universities.

The program has awarded Lehigh University funding to provide fellowships for high-achieving undergraduate women in engineering. The award supports Lehigh University's Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars, and is administered by the Dean's Office of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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