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 College was awarded a $609,236 S-STEM grant from the National Science Foundation in support of the project titled "Encouraging Interdisciplinary Learning in Science, Math, and Computing." The project will work to increase the number of students graduating in STEM fields and enhance their preparation for STEM careers or graduate school, specifically focusing on students experiencing financial need as well as those from underrepresented groups. A comprehensive and interdisciplinary array of services will be provided to participants including scholarships, research experiences, internships, workshops, and peer group support.
The Hearst Foundation awarded the College a $150,000 grant in support of the School of Nursing's new Comprehensive Collegiate Center for Clinical Competence. This grant will support the total cost of the Center, which is designed to overcome systematic barriers in nursing education to allow CSS to train more nurses - and prepare them more effectively - to serve as leaders in the healthcare workforce.
The federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded the College an $885,676 cooperative agreement in support of the INVITE (Implementation of a Nursing Veteran's Initiative to Transform Education) program. This innovative model will promote the enrollment, retention, graduation, and placement of veterans seeking a B.S. degree in Nursing by adapting the College's highly successful nursing program to fit veteran's unique needs and prior leadership experiences. The project will specifically address the needs of rural veterans and, in doing so, will work to improve the quality of healthcare in rural communities.