Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship Program

I. Program Description

Duquesne University has received a grant from the Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program to provide scholarships for four Duquesne University female undergraduate students during their junior and senior years, up to $37,500 per year per scholar. The scholarships may be used to help cover tuition and fees, as well as room and board, if tuition is already covered by other scholarships. Additional support from the University will allow CBL scholars to participate in the Undergraduate Research Program (URP) at Duquesne following their junior year; this includes program costs, housing and meals. Additionally, CBL scholars will be fully immersed in the Duquesne University Women in STEM organization (WIS) activities and be provided with opportunities for mentoring, career development and K-12 STEM outreach activities in the community. The CBL program supports students majoring and planning a career in one of the following STEM fields:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Data Science
  • Computer Science
  • Physics

Please note that according to CBL guidelines, the medical, social and behavioral sciences are excluded from this program. The goal of the program is two-fold. Firstly, it allows scholarship recipients to focus on their studies with less need for external employment or financial hardships. Additionally, the program provides strong support for furthering their education or joining the workforce after graduation. CBL scholarship applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of WIS and a representative from the University's financial aid office. The first two CBL scholars will be announced by May 1, 2021 and their scholarships will be administered in the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. The second two will be announced by May 1, 2022 and their support will be provided over the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 academic years.

II. Eligibility

Females majoring in Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Data Science or Physics will be eligible to apply for the CBL scholarship during their second year. All candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application. Additionally, all applicants must be enrolled full time. It is expected that each CBL scholar will have demonstrated strong academic ability (minimum grade-point-average of 3.5), engagement in service activities on or off campus, leadership qualities and a commitment to pursue a career in one of the CBL-supported STEM disciplines. See below for application information.

CBL Scholarship Application, Responsibilities, and Timelines »