The Mansergh-Stuessy Fund for College Innovation is a 1-year "seed" grant to encourage creativity and out-of-the-box thinking at select liberal arts colleges in Minnesota. This fund was established in August 2011 to honor the 50th wedding anniversary of Gerald and Nancy Stuessy Mansergh.
The Fund is intended to benefit colleges that are institutional members of the Minnesota Private College Council from which Mansergh-Stuessy descendents have received a baccalaureate degree: Gustavus Adolphus College, Hamline University, and Macalester College, to date.
Funding should be to develop and pilot new activities that enhance college campus programs, including academic, student life, faculty/staff, and alumni initiatives. Awards of $1000-4000 will be given to each successful proposal.
10 May 2014: Request for 2015 award proposals
The Fund advisory board invites 2015 award proposals, due Nov 15, 2014. Please coordinate with your college foundations director for submission. There is a limit of three proposals per institution.
We look forward to innovation in the realms of academia and other college campus initiatives. Whatever the content area, innovation is the key element for scoring proposals.
21 Jan 2014: 2014 Award Announced
The award advisory board is pleased to announce the 2014 award winner of the Mansergh-Stuessy Fund for College Innovation of the Saint Paul Foundation:
Gustavus Adolphus College - Understanding Threshold Concepts in Undergraduate Research and Inquiry. [To Gustavus Library]
Congratulations to Gustavus Adolphus College this year.
5 Jan 2013: 2013 Awards Announced
The award advisory board is happy to announce two awards for the Mansergh-Stuessy Fund for College Innovation of the Saint Paul Foundation:
- Gustavus Adolphus College - Enhancement of the Gustavus Summer Institute of Nursing [To Nursing Dept]
- Hamline University - The Green Dot Program for Campus Violence Prevention [To Student Affairs Dept]
Congratulations to the awardees, and best wishes working on your innovative programs.
6 Jan 2012: 2012 Awards Announced
The Advisory Board is pleased to announce 3 awards for the inaugural year of the Mansergh-Stuessy Fund for College Innovation of the Saint Paul Foundation:
- Macalester College - The Sustainable Student Collaboration [To Student Affairs Dept.]
- Gustavus Adolphus College - The Group Coaching Health/Wellness Project [To Student Affairs Dept.]
- Hamline University - Development of the Campus Heritage Tour [To Alumni Affairs Dept.]
We look forward to exciting, innovative developments for these projects in 2012.
This award is made available through the Mansergh-Stuessy Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation.