Clare Boothe Luce Scholars Program

The Clare Boothe Luce Scholars program at Saint Mary’s College of California invites nominations for scholarship awards.  

The award is a full tuition scholarship for the final two years of study at Saint Mary’s.  The intent of the award is to honor excellence by women in STEM fields where women are underrepresented and to form cohorts of female scientists and scholars on our campus.  

From the Clare Boothe Luce Program website:

“Since its first grants in 1989 the Clare Boothe Luce Program (CBL) has become the single most significant source of private support for women in science, mathematics and engineering. Clare Boothe Luce, the widow of Henry R. Luce, was a playwright, journalist, U.S. Ambassador to Italy, and the first woman elected to Congress from Connecticut. In her bequest establishing this program, she sought “to encourage women to enter, study, graduate, and teach” in science, mathematics and engineering. Thus far, the program has supported more than 1900 women.”

Professor Jessica Kintner is the director of the program at Saint Mary’s.  Please feel free to direct any questions to her at

Applications should be completed by April 8, 2022, for those who will be Juniors in the 2022-23 academic year.