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Furthering Women's Education

Grant Awards

GRANTS PAID DURING 2016-2017

Alice Lloyd College
Pippa Passes, Kentucky
Grant: $20,000
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. 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.

California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California
Grant: $12,000
To support a summer internship program for undergraduate women at Cal Tech. The grant enables the institute to strengthen and expand research experiences available to their outstanding women students. For further information, contact Director of Admissions, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125.

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 2017 program. For further information, contact Director of Research and Education, Center for American Archeology, P.O. Box 366, Kampsville, IL 62053.

Hastings College
Hastings, Nebraska
Grant: $5,000
To provide research grants for women in science. For further information, contact Director of Admissions, Hastings College, 710 North Turner Ave., Hastings, NE 68901.

Hyde Park School of Dance
Chicago, Illinois
Grant: $4,000
To provide scholarships for young women to receive dance training based on need and ability. For further information, contact Mariam Thiam, 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: $7,200
To provide funding for summer research fellowships for 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: $42,500
A $20,000 grant was made for The Monticello College Foundation Scholarships for Deserving Women for academic year 2017-18 and a grant of $17,500 was made to provide athletic scholarship assistance for women for academic year 2017-18. A grant for $5,000 was given for the Linda Nevlin Humanities Scholarship for 2017-18. For further information, contact Dr. Dale Chapman, President, Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey, Illinois 62035.

Lewis University
Romeoville, Illinois
Grants: $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
Grants: $6,800
To fund a scientific outreach internship in Chemistry for an undergraduate student during summer 2017.For further information, contact Project Director, Dr. Molly Wilker, Luther College, Decorah, IA 52101.

MacMurray College
Jacksonville, Illinois
Grant: $24,000
To provide four Monticello College Foundation Scholarship awards of $5,000 each for the 2017-18 academic year. 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 2017. 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 2017-2018. 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: $18,600
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 six community service work scholarships for women in the amount of $2,500 each for the 2017-2018 academic year. For further information, contact Director of Admissions, Ranken Technical College, 4431 Finney Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63113.

Regional Dance America
Reston, Virginia
Grant: $12,500
To provide scholarships for choreographers to attend National Choreography Intensive in the summer of 2017. For further information, contact President, Regional Dance America, P.O. Box 3327, Reston, Virginia 20195.

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 need. For further information, contact Director of Admissions, UC - Cumberland College, Williamsburg, Kentucky 40769.

University of Dubuque
Dubuque, Iowa
Grant: $7,500
To provide environmental 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: $16,500
To assist in the high school education of minority at-risk female students for the 2017-2018 academic year. For further information, contact Lillian Grinston, Executive Director, Vincent Gray Academy, P.O. 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.

Wyman Center
Eureka, Missouri
Grant: $10,000
To provide scholarships for two inspireSTL female scholars to pursue higher education. For further information, contact Claire Wyneken, President, Wyman Center, 600 Kiwanis Drive, Eureka, MO 63025.
Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri
Grant: $295,620
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 Mr. and Mrs. 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.

In 2016-2017, the 42nd year of the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellowship Program, there were a total of 50 Olin Fellows on tenure in the following fields: Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Biology & Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Medicine, Movement Science, Occupational Therapy, Law, Public Health, Social Work, Anthropology, Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology, Psychological & Brain Sciences, Education, History, Art History & Archaeology, East Asian Languages & Cultures, Comparative Literature, Hispanic Languages & Literatures, English & American Literature, Dance and Visual Art.

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 Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellowships are tenable for advanced study at Washington University. Olin Fellows receive full tuition remission for up to the length of their program. They receive $500 annually to defray the cost of professional travel, and fellows in PhD programs receive a generous stipend boost. 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 Mr. and Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Fellowship Program.

The 42nd Annual Olin Conference, held on October 27, 2016, focused on mental health issues. The keynote speech was given by author Sara Benincasa, who discussed her lifelong struggle with agoraphobia and her trajectory to a healthy lifestyle despite this challenge.