CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) - Claremont McKenna College received a $20 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create a new full-tuition science-based scholarship.
Scholars in the Interdisciplinary Science Scholarship Program will be selected on the basis of financial need, academic excellence and leadership potential, the college said in announcing the grant on Tuesday.
The scholarship program 'is designed to increase interest in science leadership and engage students with economic need,' the college said.
The grant is the largest foundation grant received by Claremont McKenna College since its founding in 1946. The college expects to graduate 170 scholars during the projected 15-year life of the gift.