Grace Annie Lockhart

Grace Annie Lockhart (February 22, 1855 – May 18, 1916) was the first woman in the British Empire to receive a Bachelor's degree. She received a Bachelor of Science. She formally enrolled in Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada in 1874 and graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science and English Literature on May 25, 1875. Although her later life was spent in a more conventional role, as the wife of the Methodist minister J.L. Dawson, Lockhart's academic achievement as a student provided clear evidence of the justice of women's claim to full rights in the field of higher education.

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