We are in a season of growth, change, and expansion of our university. One pillar of our strategic plan is the continuing pursuit of academic excellence, both in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and in the School of Health Professions.
To help with our ability to execute in achieving this goal, we recently entered into a partnership with McAllister & Quinn who identify and write federal grant applications on behalf of universities. We have worked with them in the past in obtaining our student success, TRIO, and STEM scholarship grants. Our first grant application in the renewed partnership will be for a Phase II award in the STEM scholarship program. If successful, we could receive one million dollars in scholarship funds. One requirement for Phase II is that you have to be a successful Phase I participant, so our chances are good.
I am excited about other federal grant opportunities that we will be able to pursue with McAllister & Quinn over the next two years, especially since the proposed federal budget increases spending in several of the granting agencies. Our applications will focus on opportunities related to our strategic plan. Their grant application model also has a specific emphasis on faculty development where possible. We will continue to provide updates on our efforts as they develop.
We are all working toward a stronger University of Providence, and I’m grateful to all of you who continue to work towards our goals with a mission mindset.