Scripps Women College was founded by Ellen Browning Scripps in 1926 in Claremont, California. It is part of the five-member Claremont College system. This college's 37-acre campus is located at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. It has been listed in the National Register of Historical Places.
Scripps was ranked 3rd among the country's top women's colleges, and 25th among the top liberal arts colleges in the United States by U.S. News and World Report in 2009. Scripps formed the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps after joining with Claremont Men's College and Harvey Mudd College in 1976.
Some of the notable alumni of Scripps include Edith Pattou, Mary Parker Lewis, and Judith N. Keep , the first female Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Scripps also offers a number of scholarships and fellowships, including the Eaton Ecological Research Award, the James E. Scripps scholarship, and the J. Paul Getty multicultural internship.
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