Recent Grant Activities

Here is just a sampling of some of Landmark College’s recent grant-funded projects.

Access to Innovative Education

In December 2013, Landmark received a $500,000 award from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation to establish the Access to Innovative Education fund. This award will allow Landmark to provide full scholarships to students with high financial need. As a matching grant, Landmark will be actively seeking other funders with similar interests to support this new fund.


The App Club
Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) was awarded funding from the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America to implement a project aimed at understanding the technology college students are already utilizing, and developing pedagogical applications to support the learning needs of students with LD.  The App Club: Student-Faculty Partnerships to Enhance Understanding of Learning Disabilities, Mobile Devices, and Apps project is set to launch in fall 2014.  For more information, contact Landmark College Institute for Research and Training at


Linking Civic Engagement and Student Wellbeing

A recent award through the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Bringing Theory to Practice has allowed Landmark to embark upon a seminar series to investigate how best to support civic engagement among our students. For more information, contact First Year Studies Department Chair Debbie Gassaway Hayward at


Pet Therapy Project

A recent award through the Laura J. Niles Foundation will allow Landmark to pilot a research project aimed at understanding the effects of pet therapy on students with ADHD.  Landmark College's Pet Therapy program is currently in its third year, and the research component of this initiative is set to begin fall 2014.  For more information, contact Natural Sciences Chairperson Abigail Littlefield at


WHEC Internship Program

In collaboration with the Windham Higher Education Cooperative (WHEC), Landmark College received an award from the Vermont Department of Labor to create an internship program to support students at six area colleges. This program will be housed at the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation. For more information, contact Academic Dean Adrienne Major



Tinkerplots: Investigating the Effectiveness of Tinkerplots in Helping Students with Learning Disabilities Understand Statistical Concepts

Currently in its final year, this NSF-funded project (award no. HRD-1128948) explores data software as a means to supporting students with LD successfully complete introductory statistics courses. For more information, contact Landmark College Institute for Research and Training at



Endowed Scholarship Funds

Support for endowed scholarships come from a variety of sources, including grant funding from private foundations. Landmark proudly partners with the Solon E. Summerfield Foundation and the William H. Pitt Foundation to provide scholarship support to Landmark students.




Putney Sidewalk Project

The Grants Office recently collaborated with the Town of Putney on two grant awards: $300,000 of support from the Vermont Agency of Transportation, Transportation Alternatives program and $25,000 from the Vermont Agency of Administration, Department of Buildings and General Services, both to fund the Putney Sidewalk Project. This project focuses on constructing a walkway between the village of Putney and Landmark College.




For additional Information contact:

Lynne Feal-Staub

Grants Manager