The Foundation and Government Relations (FGR) Office is responsible for managing the College's relationships with private foundations and government agencies. Our goal is to secure grant support in order to maximize educational opportunities for the St. Scholastica community and regional audiences. The College received $5,045,281 in new and renewed grants during 2011-2012, which is the second highest yearly total in our history. Thank you to everyone at the College for contributing to that success.
News of Note
Pittsburgh Conference: Promoting Excellence in Science Education
Our chemistry students will now have opportunities to use a modern infrared spectrometer, thanks to a $10,000 grant which Dr. Larry McGahey received from the Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants Program. The College's Organic Chemistry students will now have a more current qualitative tool for answering that basic question: "What is this unknown sample?"
Ordean Foundation - CLEAN Program
Congratulations again to Tad Sears and Ben Bertsch for the $15,000 grant from the Ordean Foundation to continue the CLEAN Recovery Services program. This is the third year of Ordean funding for our recovery coach who supports the College's students who are living in recovery from chemical dependency.
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Thanks to the work of Chery Takkunen and Suzanne Yunis, The College will offer another interdisciplinary history institute for K-12 teachers. With a $44,315 grant from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, the project will serve 20 teachers from the Bemidji School District. Teachers will increase their understanding of inquiry and research, including ways to incorporate technology and digital storytelling into their curriculums.
We have had a lot of grant activity during the current fiscal year. Click here for a listing of all federal, state, and private foundation funding received since July 1, 2012. Congratulations to all grant recipients, and thank you for all your hard work! A number of faculty and staff spent time last summer and fall pursuing new grant opportunities. Please click here for a list of faculty and staff who have submitted grant proposals since July. We will post the outcome of these and other upcoming grant applications during the course of this academic year.
The FGR office works with faculty, staff, and students to find funding for new programs, academic offerings, special projects, and research. We encourage you to contact a member of the FGR office if you have a project for which you may need grant support. We also focus on securing grants to support the College's overall mission andfundraising priorities such as the Science Initiative and student scholarships.
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For those projects deemed by the President's Staff to be major College priorities, the FGR Office will assume a more significant role throughout the proposal development and grant stewardship process.
We look forward to working with you on grant-related projects. Please be sure to give us a call to discuss your ideas!
Please note: All proposals submitted must first be cleared by the Foundation and Government Relations office.