Scripps College, a women’s college in Claremont, CA, sits in the shadow of Mt San Antonio in southern California (just 30 miles east of L.A.). The private, 4-year school was founded in 1926 by Elizabeth Browning Scripps, a philanthropist, educator and publisher who was ahead of her time (focusing on women’s cultural issues). Sited on 37 acres, Scripps College is often counted among the most beautiful campuses. Scripps College sits among the 5 “Claremont Colleges” (5 local schools that cooperate academically and athletically) including Harvey Mudd College, Claremont McKenna College, Pomona College and Pitzer College. Among the many artists and culturally-conscious women who graduated from Scripps is US Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona.