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 $3.8 million in grants during the 2013-2014 fiscal year and has already received $3.4 million to date during the current 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 months ahead.
Essentia Health awarded the College a $45,000 grant in support of the Physician Assistant program chaired by Kim Kruger, which will launch in fall 2016. The grant will partially fund the purchase of two SonoSite ultrasound machines, which will greatly enhance anatomy instruction with clinical application, benefit our students, and directly affect the quality of care they provide for their patients.
The Clare Boothe Luce Program of the Henry Luce Foundation awarded the College a three-year $196,000 grant to establish a Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Research Awards Program on our campus. This program will engage eight female students annually in collaborative research with faculty mentors in the fields of computer science, mathematics, and chemistry. This award program will augment St. Scholastica's long-standing commitment to women in science and strengthen student and faculty participation in scientific research.
The College received a total of $46,000 from the Grotto, Blandin, and Duluth Superior Area Community Foundations in support of an "Ojibwe Curriculum for Immersion School Teachers" project led by Valerie Tanner and Michael Sullivan. The project will promote the revitalization of Ojibwe as a living language through enhancing the content knowledge and pedagogical skills of current and future immersion school teachers. To accomplish this, the College's Native Teacher Program will work jointly with immersion school faculty/administrators and Ojibwe elders to develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate a series of Ojibwe language webinars.