Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship

Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship Program for University of Dallas Women Majoring in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering 

Program Description

The Henry Luce Foundation has provided a grant for eight one-year full-tuition scholarships for female students at the University of Dallas majoring in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Engineering. These scholarships are named Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Scholarships and students receiving these scholarships will be named CBL Scholars. The University of Dallas has offered an additional award to supplement the Henry Luce Foundation grant to provide ten CBL Scholarships so that two awards can be given each of the academic years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 and three in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.

 

The CBL Scholarships show female students in a tangible way that their dedication to these areas of study is important and will give them the confidence to continue their studies in graduate school. The students who receive one-year full-tuition CBL Scholarships must meet established merit criteria and are encouraged to commit to service to provide further support to female students in areas of study underrepresented by women while they are still students at the University of Dallas and as their careers are established.

In addition to the scholarships, the University will establish a Clare Boothe Luce Speaker Series, Clare Boothe Luce Discussion Panels for Undecided Students, and a support organization for women in the sciences.  These initiatives are designed to attract women into physical science, engineering, and mathematical areas and to support them once there.

Application Information

Only students who have received an invitation are eligible to apply to become a UD CBL Scholar and to receive a CBL Scholarship. Please contact Dr. Hicks (hicks@udallas.edu) if you think you should have received an invitation and did not. Invitations will be sent to all eligible students by January 31, 2018. 

Eligibility requirements:

Female student majoring in computer science, mathematics, physics, or engineering who will be either a junior or a senior during the 2016-2017 academic year

      • UD G.P.A. of at least a 3.4 and in the upper 25% of her class
      • U.S. citizen
      • Must plan to continue her education in graduate studies in computer science, mathematics, physics, or engineering
      • May apply for up to two of these one-year CBL Scholarships

Application requirements:

      • Completed UD CBL Scholarship application available in this downloadable PDF: 
                                                 Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship Application 
      • Two letters of recommendation must be submitted directly to Dr. Hicks from faculty members, with at least one in a CBL-area (MCS, MAT, PHY, PHY/ENG) department
      • An essay describing how a CBL Scholarship will advance your personal goals and scientific endeavors and what you plan on doing after graduation, including how you plan to impact women in underrepresented areas
      • Signed statement agreeing to serve on CBL Panels to give presentations to undecided freshmen, if scheduling permits. (It is anticipated that there will be one panel during the fall semester each year.)
The nominee should secure letters of recommendation from individuals knowledgeable enough about the student to assess the nominees personal characteristics, motivation, and potential for a career in computer science, mathematics, physics, or engineering.  These supporting letters should be sent by email directly to Dr. Sally Hicks (hicks@udallas.edu) and Mrs. Elizabeth Rom├ín (emroman@udallas.edu) by the application deadline of March 6, 2018.

Selection criteria:

      • A demonstrated commitment to a career in a CBL area of study
      • A record of outstanding academic achievement and service to others
      • The quality of their letters of recommendation
      • The exhibited potential to impact the number of women in a CBL area of study at UD and beyond
      • Approval by the CBL Scholar Director at the Henry Luce Foundation

All applications are due to Dr. Sally Hicks in the Physics Department by March 6, 2018. The application should be submitted via email ( hicks@udallas.edu and emroman@udallas.edu) in a single pdf file.

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