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Grants demonstrate the confidence others have in Earlham's scholarship and the value of an Earlham degree.
The Bahamas National Trust is managing a grant for $148,486 that was received in April 2011.The grant will allow John Iverson (Biology) and Will Mackin to work to support the Restoring Allen Cay for Shearwaters in the Bahamas iguana project.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Earlham $347,000 in December 2010 to support our Environmental Studies program. The proposed project is an investment with significant long-term benefits allowing us to develop our core courses in the new Environmental Studies program now, at the nascent stage, in a way that will impact the character and personality of the program for years to come.
Earlham learned in September 2010 that our proposal to the National Science Foundation to renovate research labs in Stanley was approved for $807,794. The proposal outlined an innovative program of renovation of existing space to generate “research neighborhoods” conducive to collaborative research, and to ameliorate present severe overcrowding.
In August 2010, Earlham received $4.8 million from the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation. This award endowed Earlham’s Bonner Scholars Program and will support Earlham's ongoing commitments to civic engagement, volunteerism and service learning in the Richmond and Wayne County communities.
A proposal for $78,450 was approved by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the improvement of the Post-Secondary Education Fulbright-Hays Initiative. The project will encourage and facilitate the infusion of Near Eastern perspectives and knowledge of the contemporary Near East into the curriculum at Earlham and in area public schools. The project includes a four-week seminar in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah and Amman.
Earlham was awarded more than $800,000 over a four-year period beginning October 1, 2009, to develop and implement a Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. The purpose of the McNair Project is to prepare low-income, first generation and underrepresented students for graduate study. Funds will support research opportunities and student services for the McNair Scholars.
In the summer of 2009, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation awarded Earlham $10,000 per year for five years for a total of $50,000, and an additional gift of the equivalent of 10,000 shares of Cargill stock will be forthcoming. This award is very flexible as long as it supports the Environmental Studies program.
The Christian Johnson Endeavor Fund approved a small grant to in the early fall 2008 to fund the creation of an Informed Citizen project. The project included student voter registration activities, design of an issues oriented Web site, and community gatherings for the Presidential debates.
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations awarded Earlham a grant of $200,000 in 2008 to support a project to expand the space in Earlham's Goddard Auditorium. The addition will add storage space to the back of the stage, which will particularly impact Earlham's instrumental and choral music programs. This expansion will have a lasting effect upon these programs and all performances in Goddard.
The Teagle Foundation approved a request from Earlham in 2008 for a grant of $149,577 for general education learning goal assessment. Plans include implementing a procedure for assessing two of our 10 General Education learning goals each year on an ongoing five-year rotation that will include student faculty research projects, selecting the best assessment practices for Earlham and creating a system to carry out assessment every five years.