Mystery Gifts
Al Grillo  /  AP
Fran Ulmer, chancellor of the University of Alaska, Anchorage, left, announces a $7 million gift to the University of Alaska Anchorage by a mystery donor on Friday.
updated 5/1/2009 8:31:09 PM ET 2009-05-02T00:31:09

The University of Alaska Anchorage has been given $7 million by a mystery donor who has now gifted at least $81.5 million in total to 15 colleges run by women.

School chancellor Fran Ulmer announced the donation on Friday.

School officials say $6 million will be used for scholarships targeting women and minorities and the rest for a new science learning center opening next fall.

About 20,000 students are enrolled at the school.

The anonymous donor has been giving the money over the past two months.

Michigan's Kalamazoo College and New York's Hunter College also announced gifts from the anonymous donor this week.

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