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March 30, 2020

Finding Inspiration in the Life of Ellen Browning Scripps

As the College navigates the COVID-19 fallout, we’re celebrating Women’s History Month by finding encouragement in the life of Scripps College’s founder, Ellen Browning Scripps. By Emily Glory Peters March plays host to Women’s History Month, affording us a special time to celebrate the brilliance, courage, and collective impact of women. As we grapple with […]

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February 28, 2020

Gratitude for Dr. Samella Lewis Continues Today Among Scholarship Recipients and Donors

Scripps Professor Emerita of Art Samella Lewis (center) in 2002 with Rochelle Branch, cultural affairs manager at City of Pasadena; Lynn Thompson ’72, Scripps College board chair; Denise Nelson Nash ’76, Scripps College vice president and secretary of the board of trustees; and Crystal Jones ’85, Scripps director of development. By Emily Glory Peters As […]

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February 20, 2020

Share the Power of Gratitude with Scripps’ 2020 Day of Giving

By Emily Glory Peters Expressions of gratitude are everywhere at Scripps. From the many scholarships honoring exceptional students, staff, and faculty to the beautiful buildings named in gratitude for devoted alums, trustees, and friends—each expression reveals how the act of giving gratitude has the power to impact lives for the better. On March 25, we’re […]

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February 14, 2020

Internship Grants Unlock Multiple Career Options for Scripps Students

By Emily Glory Peters By kindergarten, some of us can proclaim our future profession with confidence. Most of us require a longer exploration period before our eureka moment. Antonia Capossela ’21 was in just such a period her first year at Scripps. “I was very interested in women’s health and cancer research, but I also […]

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January 29, 2020

Scripps College Family Weekend Boasts Exciting 2020 Program

By Emily Glory Peters Once a year, Family Weekend draws hundreds of students and their families for an immersive Scripps College event allowing families to appreciate Scripps from their student’s point of view. Hosted by the Office of Parent Engagement and Philanthropy on February 15–17, this year’s Family Weekend program will offer a stimulating mix […]

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January 28, 2020

Wired Up: Connecting to the Scripps Community through Phonathon

By Emily Glory Peters On the ground floor of the McAlister Center on any given weekday you’ll find students at work on a time-honored Scripps College task: Phonathon. A student-driven fundraising project with decades under its belt, Phonathon has quietly become one of the most powerful programs to ever knit the Scripps community together.Students in […]

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November 7, 2019

Supporting Sustainability Though a Beloved Agrarian Tradition

By Rachel Morrison They are strong and have a lot of character, and though they aren’t generally temperamental, they have been known to snap when pushed too hard. These are the olive trees of Scripps College, whose small grove west of the Humanities building was the center of attention on November 1, 2019, when its […]

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May 3, 2019

The Results are In for Day of Giving 2019!

Thank you to our community of supporters who made this the most successful Day of Giving in Scripps’ history. In both donors and dollars, we broke records. Thank you for your overwhelming support—you are helping to create transformative experiences for today’s students. For more information on how your Scripps Fund gift makes a difference, visit our […]

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March 25, 2019

Give Back to Support the Programs You Love

This May, hundreds of Scripps alums will be traveling back to campus to stroll through the Rose Garden, enjoy a glass of wine with old friends on Elm Tree Lawn, and reminisce about their formative college years over coffee and sustainably sourced treats at the Motley. For alums, Reunion Weekend provides an opportunity to remember […]

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March 8, 2019

Your Support Empowers Leadership in Scripps’ Clubs and Organizations

From Watu Weusi, a club dedicated to empowering students of African descent, to Mock Trial, where students participate in competitive, simulated court cases all over the state, to Babes and Blankets, where students knit blankets for a local children’s shelter, Scripps students are taking on leadership roles and positively impacting communities through their involvement in […]

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March 4, 2019

Scripps Families Deliver on Establishing Inaugural Parent Fund Scholarship

Last February during Family Weekend, the Office of Parent Engagement and Philanthropy challenged our community of parents and families to create an annual Parent Fund Scholarship. This year, thanks to generous contributions from Scripps parents and families, the Office of Parent Engagement and Philanthropy awarded Hanna Kim ’21 the first Parent Fund Scholarship. Kim is […]

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February 21, 2019

The Scripps Education Extends Far Beyond the Classroom

The educational opportunities inherent in a Scripps education extend far beyond the boundaries of our Claremont campus. From one corner of the globe to another, Scripps students are conducting research, clarifying career goals, practicing languages, and making friends through the Study Abroad and Global Education (SAGE) programs. These programs are made accessible by alums, families, […]

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January 11, 2019

Thank You for Making a Difference in 2018

2018 was one of Scripps’ best years yet for gifts, community engagement, and student support. You shared your passions with us, and you made a difference. Thank you! To celebrate our volunteers, mentors, and donors, we created a short video featuring a few Scripps students. If you haven’t gotten involved and want to learn more […]

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December 14, 2018

Scripps Internship Grants Provide Funding to Support Career Exploration

From writing above-the-fold news stories for the Philadelphia Inquirer to conducting research for the Stanford University School of Medicine, Scripps students traveled around the country gaining experience in a multitude of fields. According to Valinda Lee, associate director and career counselor at the Carlotta Welles ’39 Center for Career Planning & Resources (CP&R), college students […]

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December 7, 2018

Help Students Discover Their Passions through Career Exploration Treks

When most students were enjoying a break from academic coursework, eleven eager Scripps students traveled to Sacramento during fall break to learn about career opportunities in government, policy, and public affairs. They attended sessions with lobbyists, private philanthropic foundations, and a coalition of nonprofits, among numerous other companies and organizations. Students also networked with Scripps […]

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December 3, 2018

Support a Holistic Approach to Wellness at Scripps

Recently, the Division of Student Affairs at Scripps has been promoting a holistic approach to wellness with new programming. “Scripps is a college that cares about its students’ success, inside and outside of the classroom,” says Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Charlotte Johnson. “It’s crucial that we invest in resources that support student wellness.” These programs […]

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October 31, 2018

Interview with Enrique Gonzalez-Salgado, Scripps’ New Associate Vice President for Philanthropy

Enrique Gonzalez-Salgado, Scripps’ new associate vice president for philanthropy, reflects on his first visit to campus: “I remember walking by Honnold Gate and reading the inscription that students and alumnae know so well: ‘The paramount obligation of a college is to develop in its students the ability to think clearly and independently, and the ability […]

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October 26, 2018

Fletcher Jones Foundation Awards $1 Million for Endowed Scholar in Computation

The Fletcher Jones Foundation has awarded $1 million to Scripps College for the establishment of The Fletcher Jones Scholar in Computation. The grant is matched 1:1 by former Scripps Trustee and alumna, Betsy Weinberg Smith, through the Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. Foundation for a combined $2 million endowed fund. The Endowed Scholar will display a […]

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Connect with CP&R Today!

Career Planning & Resources (CP&R) is Scripps’ top-ranked career center. We plug students into our talented network of alumnae and families through career networking treks and internship opportunities. The CP&R staff engage with at least 80% of students annually, and their work has a significant impact on student success: 87% hold at least one internship […]

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October 22, 2018

Imagining Possibilities: Science Profile on Nicole Grimwood ’16

Nicole Grimwood ’16 imagines possibilities. From creating remote control mood lighting in her residence hall room to researching modulation schemes for wireless communication, Grimwood has leveraged her liberal arts education at Scripps to launch her into a world of creative innovation and invention. As a first-year student at Scripps, Grimwood was ready to take on […]

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