Henry Luce Foundation Funds Full-tuition STEM Scholarships for Two NDMU Students

Women’s College Juniors to Be Awarded Scholarships for Two Years
NDMU students working in a lab on campus

(BALTIMORE, Md.) – The Henry Luce Foundation awarded Notre Dame of Maryland University $172,500 to support two full-tuition scholarships for women undergraduates in STEM for the next two years.

The Clare Boothe Luce Program for Women in STEM will provide scholarships to cover tuition, fees, and books for two highly motivated Women’s College juniors, starting fall 2022 through spring 2024. NDMU’s Clare Boothe Luce Scholars will be selected based on their potential for success in chemistry, mathematics, physics, and computer science, as well as financial need and leadership involvement.

In addition, the Clare Boothe Luce Scholars will receive specialized wrap-around academic and career support, including seminars with industry mentors and workshops to explore their future in STEM. The scholars will also engage in research with faculty mentors and present their work at both off-campus conferences and NDMU’s annual Nancy Kreiter Research Day.

“The Henry Luce Foundation’s support for the scholarship will help NDMU continue to expand our STEM programs to more women scholars,” said Dr. Marylou Yam, president of Notre Dame of Maryland University. “The Clare Boothe Luce Program for Women in STEM will provide the financial support needed to help our top students achieve success in higher education and their careers.”

A co-ed comprehensive Catholic university and home to Maryland’s only women’s college, Notre Dame has long been a champion of women’s STEM education. NDMU recently established the $1.5 million Dr. Mary Kay Shartle Galotto ’64 Endowed Chair in the Biological Sciences to promote groundbreaking research and scholarship. NDMU’s Biology Department also administers the Sr. Alma Science Year Program, which places top science sophomores, juniors or seniors from NDMU’s Women’s College in a year-long biomedical research internship with the world’s top scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The $45 million Go BeyoND: The Campaign for NDMU supports transformational initiatives, including strengthening Notre Dame’s leadership in STEM and health sciences education. Key campaign priorities include $9 million to renovate the Knott Science Center, $3 million to support faculty scholarship and research, and $13.2 million to fund student scholarships.

Established in 1895, Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) is a private, Catholic institution in Baltimore, Maryland, with the mission to educate leaders to transform the world. Notre Dame has been named one of the best "Regional Universities North" by U.S. News & World Report.

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