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Grants Highlights
In fiscal year 2010-2011, the College of Mount Saint Vincent was awarded or received grants from
a variety of private and government sources.We are pleased to acknowledge below some of these
grants and their impact on the College and its educational activities during the year.

Grant Funding for Capital Improvements and Endowments
Grants for Nursing
Grants for Scholarships 
Grants for Research and Programming 

Grant Funding for Capital Improvements and Endowments
The George I. Alden Trust of Worcester, Massachusetts made a gift of $150,000 to support construction of two renovated chemistry labs in Science Hall.

The College received an award of $245,000 from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The funding was directed towards the refurbishment of Science Hall.
 
Santa Maria Foundation made the first disbursement of $50,000 on its second commitment of $250,000. Directed by the Grace family, the funding benefitted the College’s athletic facilities.

The Charles A. Mastronardi Foundation enhanced its longstanding philanthropy with a new grant of $50,000. A portion of this award, $30,000, will support capital projects and the remainder, $20,000, will support scholarships.
                                                                                                                                           
Grants for Nursing
The College received the second installment, totaling $261,636, of a three year Nursing Workforce Diversity grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The grant provides scholarships, stipends, tutoring and educational resources for adult students preparing for a career in nursing at the College’s Manhattan location.

HRSA also awarded the College $16,200 through its Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship program. Additionally, the College received federal support for nursing scholarships, including a
$77,728 HRSA Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students grant and $50,981 made possible through
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
                                                                                                                                           
Grants for Scholarships
The James G. Houlihan Family Partnership awarded $25,000 to support the Joseph and Rose
Murray Scholarship.

The Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities furthered its six-decade tradition of giving to the
College, with a $15,000 contribution to support scholarships for nursing students. The scholarships
are awarded in memory of Yvonne Raskob.

The Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation continued its support of the College with an award of $20,000 for nursing student scholarships.

The Arthur Williams Residuary Trust awarded the College $14,500 in scholarship funding for nursing students.
                                                                                                                                           
Grants for Research and Programming
The American Society of Cell Biology Minorities Affairs Committee provided $10,000 to support students engaged in onsite research, and allows students to attend the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students and visit the laboratories of leading researchers in the field of cell
biology and bio-imaging.

The College is half way through a two-year grant period support by a U.S Department of Education
Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program. So far, the College received $90,292 to support its Center for International Studies, which has expanded the College’s study aboard initiatives and works to integrate foreign affairs in the curricular and co-curricular activities.

The College received $287,450 from the U.S. Department of Education to support its successful SSS TRIO Program. This was the first disbursement of a new five year award, and is particularly noteworthy because of significant reductions in government funding for student support services. The funding allows the College to provide counseling, academic support, career and financial guidance and mentoring to 160 eligible students.

The NCAA made the first disbursement of $57,855, on a three year Division III Strategic Alliance Matching Grant. The award aims to promote diversity in collegiate athletics.

The New York State Department of Education awarded the College $5,104 to enhance the academic collections housed in the Elizabeth Seton Library. The funding was made possible through the Coordinated Collection Development Aid Program.
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