Smith College

Early on, Wallace Coulter recognized that women were underrepresented in the engineering fields. At the same time, he understood and appreciated the unique contribution that woman brought to the design and problem solving process. Mr. Coulter always made the extra effort to provide opportunity to women engineers at his company. In 2001, the Foundation learned that Smith College was starting a school of engineering, the first at a women’s college. Recognizing this unique opportunity, the Foundation established an international scholarship program for qualified students from third world countries to attend the college. The program sought out young ladies who were the first in their family to attend college. Those students selected received a full four year scholarship to attend Smith. Although this scholarship program has concluded, the Foundation is immensely proud of the accomplishments of the twenty-five young women that have attended Smith from such diverse countries such as Ghana, Nepal, Myanmar and Senegal.