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.
The Lilly Endowment, Inc. awarded the College a $599,948 grant in support of a Youth Theology Institute, Sacred Word, Sacred World, Sacred Call. The project, led by Dr. Denise Starkey, will involve active collaboration between Theology and Religious Studies faculty, Campus Ministry, and local congregations.
The College received an $85,000 grant from Beltrami County and the Minnesota Region 2 Adult Mental Health Initiative. Grant funds will provide scholarships for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner graduate students who are committed to working in the four county area of Beltrami, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Clearwater counties upon graduation from St. Scholastica.
Nam Provost and Patricia Pratt Cook led efforts to secure a $10,000 grant from DSACF, in support of a keynote lecture and follow up working session with Dr. Sylvia Hurtado. Dr. Hurtado's lecture and the follow up working session will address climate surveys, inclusive excellence, and their application in the educational sector, as well as other diversity issues pertaining to campus climates. The lecture will be open to the public, with special invitations for both events sent to faculty and staff from local educational institutions.