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Furthering Women's Education

Grant Awards

GRANTS PAID DURING 2019-2020

Alice Lloyd College
Pippa Passes, Kentucky
Grant: $25,000
Funding was provided for Work Scholarships for young women attending Alice Lloyd College. A Work Scholarship is earned through service on campus. Another amount included was to fund a Caney Scholar for post graduate work. A one-time gift was made to the Alice Lloyd College Endowment fund.  For further information, contact Director of Admissions, Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, Kentucky 41844. 

Beloit College
Beloit, Wisconsin
Grant: $15,000
To provide scholarships for women in science majors. For further information, contact Director of Admissions, Beloit College, 700 College Street, Beloit, WI 53511. 

Blackburn College
Carlinville, Illinois
Grant: $18,000
To provide scholarships for women in memory of Myrtie T. Dixson with one being the Monticello College Foundation Scholarship in Leadership, and another being for a Work Program Manager. For further information, contact Director of Admissions, Blackburn College, Carlinville, Illinois 62626.

Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, Iowa
Grant: $5,000
To support the Buena Vista University Tech Trek STEM Camp for Middle School Girls.
For further information, contact Director of Admissions, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA 50588.

Center for American Archeology
Kampsville, Illinois
Grant: $29,500
To fund internships and scholarships in a field archeology program entitled "Women in Archeology" for the summer 2019 program. For further information, contact Director of Research and Education, Center for American Archeology, P.O. Box 366, Kampsville, IL 62053. 

Central College
Pella, Iowa
Grant: $5,000
To fund Leadership for the Common Good Scholarships for a Week-long Women’s Leadership Conference.  For further information, contact VP for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Central College, 812 University, Pella, IA 50219

Cornerstone University
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Grant: $5,000
To provide scholarships to single mothers aspiring to pursue a Professional and Graduate Studies degree. For further information, contact Vice President for Advancement, Cornerstone University, 1001 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-5898

Fontbonne University
St. Louis, MO
Grant: $5,000
To provide scholarships for women in Computer Science or Cybersecurity majors.  For further information, contact Director of Grants, Fontbonne University, 6800 Wydon Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105

Hyde Park School of Dance
Chicago, Illinois
Grant: $5,000
To provide scholarships for young women to receive dance training based on need and ability. For further information, contact Executive Director, 5650 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637. 

Illinois College
Jacksonville, Illinois
Grant: $24,500
To provide scholarships for women to be awarded on the basis of merit. These scholarships are known as The Monticello College Foundation Scholarships in memory of Myrtie T. Dixson. For further information, contact Director of Admissions, Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650. 

Lawrence University
Appleton, Wisconsin
Grant: $7,840
To provide funding for summer research fellowships to women doing original research in biology, chemistry, physics or geology. For further information, contact Dr. David Burrows, Provost and Dean of Faculty, Lawrence University, P O Box 599, Appleton, WI 54912. 

Lewis and Clark Community College
Godfrey, Illinois
Grants: $47,500
Several grants were made for the 2019-20 academic year.  A $20,000 grant was made for The Monticello College Foundation Scholarships for Deserving Women and a grant of $17,500 was made to provide athletic scholarship assistance for women. A grant for $5,000 was given for the Linda Nevlin Humanities Scholarship and $5,000 for the Carol A. Kempske Scholarship for Women.  For further information, contact Director of Development, Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey, Illinois 62035. 

Lewis University
Romeoville, Illinois
Grant: $7,500
To provide scholarships for women students in STEM fields.  For further information, contact Admissions Department, One University Parkway, Romeoville, IL 60446.

Luther College
Decorah, Iowa
Grant: $7,800
To provide an in-depth summer research experience in chemistry for a female undergraduate student.  For further information, contact Project Director, Dr. Molly Wilker, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101.

MacMurray College
Jacksonville, Illinois
Grant: $18,000
To provide Monticello College Foundation Scholarship awards for women.For further information, contact Director of Admissions, MacMurray College, 447 East College Ave., Jacksonville, Illinois 62650.

National Great Rivers Research & Education Center
Alton, Illinois
Grant: $17,000
To support two internships for the NGRRE summer research projects for 2019.  For further information, contact Dr. Gary Rolfe, Executive Director, Lewis & Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey, Illinois 62035.

Newberry Library
Chicago, Illinois
Grant: $25,200
To provide a Monticello College Foundation Fellowship for a woman for post-doctoral research at Newberry Library. For further information, contact D. Bradford Hunt, VP Research and Academic Programs, 60 W. Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610.

Peoria Playhouse Children’s Museum
Peoria, Illinois
Grant: $ 18,000
To provide a year-long internship for a college graduate entering the field of Museum Education.  For further information, contact Rebecca Shulmna Herz, Director, Peoria Playhouse Children’s Museum, 2218 North Prospect Rd., Peoria, IL 61603.

Ranken Technical College
St. Louis, Missouri
Grant: $15,000
To provide community service work scholarships for women. For further information, contact Director of Admissions, Ranken Technical College, 4431 Finney Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63113.

Regional Dance America
Lemoyne, Pennsylvania
Grant: $ 12,500
To provide scholarships for choreographers to attend the National Choreography Intensive in the summer. For further information, contact President, Regional Dance America, PO Box 414, Lemoyne, PA 17043

Robert Morris University
Chicago, Illinois
Grant: $ 10,000
To provide funding for The Monticello College Foundation Scholars program for minority women enrolled in a Bachelor of Science program.  For further information, contact Director of Admissions, 401 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605.

UC - Cumberland College
Williamsburg, Kentucky
Grant: $10,000
To provide "Workships" for women students. "Workships" are the same as scholarships except they must be earned through service on campus. All labor assignments depend on ability and financial need. For further information, contact Director of Admissions, UC - Cumberland College, Williamsburg, Kentucky 40769.

University of Dubuque
Dubuque, Iowa
Grant: $ 7,500
To provide Biology Research projects for women in science majors.  For further information, contact Director of Admissions, University of Dubuque, 2000 University Ave., Dubuque, IA 52001. 

Vincent Gray Academy
East St. Louis, Illinois
Grant: $ 17,500
To assist in the high school education of minority at-risk female students. For further information, contact Executive Director, Vincent Gray Academy, PO Box 428, East St. Louis, Missouri 62202. 

Webster University
St. Louis, MO
Grant: $25,000
To provide scholarships for gifted young women studying at the Community Music School. For further information, contact Carol Commerford, Director of Music School, Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63119. 

Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri
Grant: $315,240

The Foundation is proud to continue the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellowship for Women at Washington University. The program is a tribute to Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin’s many years of service to Monticello. Both gave unstintingly of their time, resources and creative spirit to help Monticello achieve its goals on behalf of the higher education of women. 

By establishing the Olin Fellowship at Washington University, the Monticello College Foundation has strived to perpetuate the pioneering spirit which placed Monticello College on the frontier of women’s education when it was founded by Captain Benjamin Godfrey in 1835 at Godfrey, Illinois. Cognizant of this rich and unusual heritage, the trustees of The Monticello College Foundation have sought to continue the school’s tradition of leadership by identifying Monticello with another vanguard movement in women’s higher education--advanced study beyond the baccalaureate degree. The Olin Fellowship Program, by broadening opportunities for advanced study by women, is the modern successor to Monticello’s pioneering efforts in collegiate education in the nineteenth century.

The Olin Fellowship Network has grown to encompass more than 400 women in medicine, social sciences, humanities, engineering, natural sciences, business, and law.  No matter their path, the women supported by the Olin Fellowship are citizen scholars, committed to the betterment of humanity.

With a transformative funding structure and newly designated housing, the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellowship is building a community of fellows with the passion to pursue careers of impact in their fields.  Under the 2018-2019 funding structure, all incoming Olin Fellows – irrespective of their degree program – receive full tuition remission and a stipend of $33,060.  This model makes it possible for all Olin Fellows to complete their graduate program without incurring debt.

In a continued effort to support a robust and collaborative environment, preferred housing in The Dos is available to Olin Fellows.  The Dos is conveniently located within one mile of the Danforth Campus and provides fully furnished studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments.

The fellowship experience includes networking, professional development, and research exchange, offering insight into the skills needed to flourish as professionals. The mission to develop the best and brightest into leaders in our society remains steadfast.

Competition is open to any qualified woman graduate of a baccalaureate institution in the United States. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the appropriate Masters or Doctoral program of Washington University.  Applications should be made directly to Washington University, by contacting the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. 

This grant also includes funds for the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Conference. These conferences are sponsored jointly by the Monticello College Foundation and Washington University as a corollary of the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellowship Program.

On October 24 and 25, 2019, The Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellowship celebrated 45 years of fellowship for women in graduate study with the She Leads Conference.  This premiere event centered around four key themes: wellness, wealth, impact, and career.  With over 70 speakers and two days of programming, She Leads was an opportunity for women to gain insight from successful and talented women across disciplines and around the country. The keynote speech on Friday evening was given by Dr. Jill Biden.  Dr. Biden discussed her new book Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself.  A look at building a family and the delicate balancing act of the woman at it center.