Scripps College Trustee Barbara Franks Bice and her husband, Scott H. Bice, retired dean of the USC Gould School of Law, are passionate about providing experience-based learning opportunities in the form of undergraduate internships. Previously, the Bices have supported the Barbara Bice Summer Internship Fund, the Barbara Bice Public Interest Internship, and The Bice Fund for Faculty-Student Social Interchange.
Their generous $2 million Campaign gift was achieved thanks to a thoughtful combination of outright giving and estate planning. Funds establish immediate support for four Barbara Franks Bice Internships, with a planned vision to provide 15-20 future internships via the estate portion of the gift. In addition, the gift will support The Barbara & Scott Bice Faculty Student Dialogue Fund, providing resources for faculty-student interaction.
Says Barbara, “Scott and I believe that the liberal arts and scientific grounding Scripps provides equips graduates for a wide range of productive activities, be they for compensation or volunteer leadership. These internships are an opportunity for students to learn more about how their talents and interests might be best matched with the breadth of post-graduate opportunities available to them. We see this as an important co-curricular enhancement to the College’s mission.”
The College is grateful to Barbara and Scott Bice for their ongoing support, and for providing these important learning opportunities.