Maryville College is pleased to announce the following gifts and grants. Subscribe to Scot-e-News to get monthly updates on gifts and grants and other campus news.
Annual scholarship grants made to accredited educational institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. In accordance with guidelines prescribed by the founder, the grantee institutions award scholarships on the basis of need to Christian women who reside in one of the specified states. More than 200 institutions participate annually in the Lettie Pate Whitehead scholarship program. Thousands of women receive financial assistance each year in individual amounts determined by the recipient institutions.
In January 2013, the Appalachian College Association (http://acaweb.org/) awarded Maryville College grant funds through its Access, Retention and Completion (ARC) Institute for Latino Students. This mini-grant, which is affiliated with Excelencia In Education (http://www.edexcelencia.org/) and the Kresge Foundation ( http://www.kresge.org/ ) will help Maryville College become a principal educational resource for the Latino communities of East Tennessee. Partially through this funding, MC students, faculty, and staff, working with a variety of partners in the Latino community, will create an initiative known as Villa María—"Maryville" in Spanish. Villa María will help facilitate research projects in the Latino community and will aid the college in fulfilling its historic role of serving a diversity of populations in Southern Appalachia. For more information contact MC Faculty member Doug Sofer at firstname.lastname@example.org , or MC student and founder of the college's Latino Student Alliance, Jose Perez at Jose.Perez@my.maryvillecollege.edu .
The National Science Foundation awarded Dr. Jennifer Brigati, Assistant Professor of Biology, and her colleagues at Carson-Newman and Tennessee Wesleyan a supplement of $18,787 to support their "Research at Undergraduate Institutions: Interdependence of Nutrient and Pheromone Sensing Pathways in Yeast."
The Louisville Institute awarded a $25,000 Project Grant for Researchers to Dr. Tricia Bruce, Assistant Professor of Sociology, to pursue her research on "Shifting Geographies of Religion: Personal Parishes in the U.S. Catholic Church."
A foundation which wishes to remain anonymous has awarded Maryville College a $100,000 grant to support the Bonner Scholars Program.
A foundation which wishes to remain anonymous has awarded Maryville College a $100,000 grant to support the interior renovation of Anderson Hall.
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded Maryville College a $40,800 grant to support The Maryville College Community Energy Project in collaboration with the City of Maryville.
The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) approved a $300,000 Congressionally-directed grant to support an experiential science program at Maryville College.
The Appalachian College Association / Teagle Foundation awarded Maryville College a $3,000 Quantitative Literacy Mini-Grant to implement MC's proposal for "Strengthening Quantitative Literacy through a Collaborative Support Program."
The Margaret A. Cargill Foundation sent a gift of $10,000, the second installment of a five-year cash grant to support the environmental studies program at Maryville College.
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation will add $25,000 to the Charlotte W. Newcombe Endowed Scholarship Fund each year for the next four years as long as Maryville College can raise 1:1 matching funds. Scholarships support first-generation college students from Appalachia.
The East Tennessee Foundation awarded $40,000 for the Program for International and Civic Leadership directed by Dr. Scott Henson, Assistant Professor of Political Science.
The Engaged Scholars Studying Congregations project at the Hartford Institute for Religion Research awarded $25,000 to Dr. Tricia Bruce, Assistant Professor of Sociology, and named her a fellow of the Congregational Studies Project Team.
The Association of American Colleges & Universities awarded $5,000 to the Center for Strong Communities under the Bringing Theory to Practice program to support student learning and civic development.
The Adams Foundation agreed to underwrite its prestigious Adams Foundation Piano Recital Series at the Clayton Center for the Arts. The Clayton Center for the Arts welcomes virtuoso duo pianists John and Richard Contiguglia in March and Cliburn Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu in October.
The Tennessee Arts Commission awarded $2,000 to the Clayton Center for the Arts to help underwrite the Kennedy Center Children’s Theatre production of Chasing George Washington.
The Tennessee Arts Commission awarded $1,750 to the Clayton Center for the Arts to help underwrite Wood & Strings Puppet Theatre.
The U.S. Department of Education is administering a $300,000 Congressionally-directed grant for an experiential science program at Maryville College.
The National Science Foundation awarded Dr. Jennifer Brigati, Assistant Professor of Biology, and her colleagues at Carson-Newman and Tennessee Wesleyan $439,147 over 3 years under the Research at Undergraduate Institutions program to support collaboration between faculty and students on cutting-edge yeast research.
The Independent Presbyterian Foundation awarded $5,000 to the Center for Strong Communities for student community-based research.
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Forestry Division awarded $20,000 to the brand new Clayton Center for the Arts at Maryville College to support planting dozens of trees for shade and stormwater mitigation.
The Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation awarded $10,000 to the Center for Strong Communities to support its School for Nonprofits program.
The Lilly Endowment awarded $12,000 to Dr. Tricia Bruce, Assistant Professor of Sociology, to conduct ethnographic research for the Changing Spirituality of Emerging Adults Project.