The Henry Luce Foundation 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, awarded during academic years 2015-2016 through 2018-2019.
These scholarships were named Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Scholarships and students who
received these scholarships were named CBL Scholars. The University of Dallas offered
an additional award to supplement the Henry Luce Foundation grant to provide a total
of ten CBL Scholarships .
The CBL Scholarships show female students in a tangible way that their dedication
to these areas of study is important and can give them the confidence to continue
their studies in graduate school. The students who received one-year full-tuition
CBL Scholarships met established merit criteria and were encouraged to commit to service
to provide further support to female students in areas of study underrepresented by
women while still students at the University of Dallas and as their careers are established.
In addition to the scholarships, the University established 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 were designed to attract
women into physical science, engineering, and mathematical areas and to support them