It is an exciting time for women in science at the Mount. Recently, Ann Kayser, Alaina Owen and Molly Ousborne were awarded the Clare Luce Booth Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. All three recipients are members of the class of 2018. The Clare Luce Booth Scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship for women in science on the Mount campus. The scholarship is awarded to women enrolled in science, math or engineering who have displayed leadership qualities both in the classroom and in their field, in addition to high academic achievement.
Molly Ousborne, a double major in math and computer science is incredibly honored to be awarded this scholarship. Ousborne intended to graduate a semester early, but because of the scholarship has decided to stay for her last semester and explore new courses that will expand her skillset. After she graduates next spring, Ousborne hopes to land a career in the health industry working with prosthetic technology.
She told the Echo that the best resource on campus has been the community, “the Mount has provided me with a network of people that have given me great guidance, which has helped me to improve myself. The Mount has opened a countless number of opportunities for me, and I know that this will continue when I am looking for a job at the end of next year.”
The Clare Booth Luce scholarship program was first brought to the Mount in 2015, and is one of only eleven institutions that receive the scholarship. The women awarded the scholarship have not only excelled academically, but are also very involved on campus and in the Women in STEM programs the Mount runs. In a world in which people trained in STEM programs is becoming more and more necessary, this scholarship allows these three women to explore their education further and prove once again that a Mount education can take you exciting places.