Associate Vice President for College Advancement
Grant Proposal Specialist
Elise (Ellie) Frischmann
Grant Reporting Specialist
Foundation and Government Relations (FGR) 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 $3.66 million in grants during the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Thank you to everyone at the College who has collaborated with us over the past year, and we look forward to continuing to work with you to achieve even greater success in the year ahead. Some of the more noteworthy grants received recently are featured below.
Led by the efforts of Dr. Allen Chaparadza, the College recently received a $9,025 grant from The Pittsburgh Conference as part of their 2016 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant Program. Grant funds will specifically support the purchase of an Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance, which will play an important role in establishing the College's first upper-level Physical Chemistry laboratory while also providing added functionality across numerous other disciplines.
Dr. Carolyn Robinson led efforts to secure a $10,000 scholarship grant from The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare. This grant will allow one current DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) student to participate in the prestigious Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar program. This, in turn, will contribute to the Jonas Center's larger goals of stemming the nation-wide shortage in nursing faculty and preparing the next generation of nurses for leadership.
Thanks to the leadership of Dr. Lynn Kalnbach and Dr. Rick Revoir, the C. Charles Jackson Foundation awarded the College a $7,000 grant in support of research focusing on the factors that can lead to students' development of authentic leadership. Findings will fill gaps in current research literature and have the potential to greatly benefit future efforts, both at St. Scholastica and at other colleges and institutions, to design programming that promotes students' leadership development.