Aziza Almanakly EE’20 Selected to Receive Clare Boothe Luce Graduate Fellowship for Women

POSTED ON: August 2, 2021

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Aziza Almanakly EE’20 has been selected as MIT’s EECS’s recipient to receive the Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Graduate Fellowship for Women, an honor designed to encourage and support women in science, mathematics, and engineering in Higher Education in the United States.

Funds from the CBL fellowship combined with cost-sharing funds from EECS will provide full financial support for up to two years. Almanakly will be deferring the start of her CBL fellowship until she has completed her current fellowship award - the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.

Congratulations Aziza!

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