Bucknell University, a private liberal arts college, was founded in 1846, and is located in the small town of Lewisburg, PA. With the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Management, and the College of Engineering, it is a perfect place for the SHE-CAN scholars to study a variety of subjects. Students at Bucknell build a strong intellectual foundation across a wide breadth of disciplines.
Bucknell is a community brimming with energy and enthusiasm for our liberal arts mission. . . Bucknellians of all generations share curiosity, creativity, ambition and drive. Students will achieve the education they deserve and grow in ways that they never thought possible. Bucknell students think critically, express themselves fully, thrive on challenge, and succeed in their careers. (Bucknell - Who We Are)
Bucknell has been deeply involved with SHE-CAN since the very beginning in 2006 -- accepting and funding Simin Wahdat from Afghanistan and Malyse Uwase from Rwanda who eventually became the first SHE-CAN scholars. By taking the initial risk of believing they had a place for these fearless women on their campus, Bucknell fully embraced their role in educating global leaders.
Bucknell’s willingness to take risks and be a pioneer for women’s leadership has continued to this day as they were also one of the first to make a long-term commitment to joining the SHE-CAN coalition.
William Morrow, Bucknell Trustee, expressed his support by saying, "The SHE-CAN scholarship program provides not only the opportunity for its scholars to benefit from the education that Bucknell can offer, but it furthers the university's Global Learning Initiative by bringing students from diverse geographies, backgrounds, and experiences that will enrich and educate the students, professors, and administrators with whom they will interact."
Bucknell's risk-oriented, innovative attitude and welcoming student body provide an ideal environment for our scholars to learn to step out of their comfort zones and internalize the university’s mission as pioneering change-makers.
Meet Our SHE-CAN Scholars