Clare Boothe Luce Presidential Fellowships in Science and Engineering

Since its first grants in 1989, the Clare Boothe Luce Program has become the single most significant source of private support for women in science, mathematics and engineering in the United States. Clare Boothe Luce was a playwright, journalist, U.S. Ambassador to Italy, and the first woman elected to Congress from Connecticut. In her bequest establishing a fellowship program, she sought “to encourage women to enter, study, graduate, and teach” in science, mathematics and engineering.

Notre Dame Luce Fellows receive full-tuition scholarships and stipends of $32,500, according to program, on a 12-month basis, that are guaranteed for up to five years as long as they are making satisfactory progress toward their degrees. In addition, the University pays the full student health insurance premium during the tenure of the fellowship. Recipients must be U.S. citizens.