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 Jen Rosato and Chery Lucarelli, the College recently received a $357,020 sub-award as part of a grant made by the National Science Foundation to Trinity College. The sub-award will supplement work done in the current "CS10K: TeachIT - Scaling Mobile CSP Professional Development Online" project at the College, funded by NSF, which provides online professional development opportunities to support teachers in offering Computer Science Principles curriculum in their schools.
The Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation recently awarded the College a $14,978 grant in support of the "Shoot for the Stars: Launching into Math & Science" initiative. Led by Donna Kirk, the project will deliver summer and after-school programming in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for Lincoln Park Middle School students. Activities will help the students experience STEM material as fun, accessible, and applicable to their lives and future careers, and the initiative will overall address a STEM opportunity gap for local students during their critical middle school transitional years.
Led by the efforts of Sarah Brokke Erickson, the College received a $5,960 grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council in support of the Laura MacArthur Community Mural Initiative. This project brought together students from St. Scholastica and from Laura MacArthur Elementary School to work collaboratively on the creation of a mural for permanent installation in the elementary school's main entrance. Multiple perspectives and experience levels were engaged at each stage of the creative process - planning, sharing ideas, physically preparing the surfaces, and painting - and a public, celebratory unveiling event allowed the students to share their arts learning experiences with family, friends, and interested community members.
A photograph of the mural: