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Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars

Undergraduate women engineers at Lehigh interested in developing their research skills and professional profiles should consider applying to become Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars.

Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars are a prestigious group of Lehigh student researchers. A rigorous selection process identifies high-achieving women engineers for a two-year term in the program, beginning in the summer after their first or second year of study.

Students selected as Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars receive the following:

  • Full-time summer (10-week) fellowships of $450 per week;
  • Part-time (6-10 hours a week) academic year research grants of $2,000; and,
  • Annual research accounts up to $1,500 for conference travel, lab fees, and supplies.

In close collaboration with their selected faculty mentors, Clare Luce Boothe Research Scholars conduct advanced-level research during summers and regular semesters. Throughout the two-year cycle, this mentorship is key; Scholars collaborate directly with faculty, research scientists, and grad students, dramatically enriching the academic value of their experience. In the second year of their award periods, all Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars also participate in the David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium and in the Summer CHOICES program.

These fellowships are made possible through a Clare Boothe Luce Award granted by the Henry Luce Foundation. Please review the links to the right to learn more.