Examples of Foundation Grants to CMC

The Weingart Foundation
Claremont McKenna College received a grant to support the Middle School Public Debate Program (MSPDP) run by John Meany, Director of Forensics, and Kate Shuster, Director of Debate Outreach. The grant assisted in expanding the current program by establishing self-sustaining class and contest debate programs at ten middle schools in northeastern Los Angeles County. During the course of the grant period, the program was expanded to include the Compton School System, reaching an additional 13,000 students.

The Mellon Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded a joint proposal for all of The Claremont Colleges to support the transition of retiring faculty and their replacement by new faculty. To ensure continuity, expertise, and stability in the Government Department, CMC's portion of this grant supported the hiring of Jon Shields, an assistant professor of government specializing in American politics, before the retirement of the senior faculty members occurs.

The Rose Hills Foundation
The Rose Hills Foundation is currently supporting students at CMC through two separate grants. The Rose Hills Foundation Science and Engineering Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship available to juniors and seniors majoring in a science or engineering who live in Southern California. In addition, the Foundation is also providing funding for Rose Hills Foundation Summer Science and Engineering Fellowships. Eligible students receive funding to support their summer research with Joint Science faculty.

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation awarded CMC $100,000 to enhance the Foundation's endowed scholarship fund. This fund provides financial assistance to two CMC students each year.

The Fritz B. Burns Foundation
The Fritz B. Burns Foundation awarded $1 million to CMC in support of construction of the Kravis Center. In honor of this gift, a classroom will be named after Don Freeberg, CMC Life Trustee and a Director of the Foundation.

The Henry Luce Foundation
The Henry Luce Foundation awarded CMC a grant to create the Luce Assistant Professor of East Asian History (Korea) position. The Foundation is funding four years of faculty salary and related programming. Professor Albert Park currently holds this position.

The Korea Foundation
The Korea Foundation has partially funded the first five years of the Korea Foundation Assistant Professor of Public Affairs position in the Department of Government. Dr. Myung-koo Kang is the first professor to fill this position.

The Henry Luce Foundation—Asia Scholars Program
The Luce Scholars Program is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had no prior experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia or their Asian counterparts. CMC has been an invited, nominating institution since 2005. During this time, the College has had five national finalists and two winners. CMC Luce Scholar, David Gilbert '05, spent 2007-2008 in Sumatra working with the Leuser International Foundation, an Indonesian NGO charged with the conservation of the Leuser Ecosystem. Lauren Weeth '05 will spend 2009-2010 in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, working for PKBI, the local branch of Planned Parenthood.

The Davis Projects for Peace
The Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative for students at schools associated with the Davis United World College Scholars Program that allows them to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves implement anywhere in the world during the course of a summer. In the first three years of the program's existence, six CMC students have been awarded funds to complete their Projects for Peace in different countries across the globe.