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 College received a $500,000 award from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation to establish the Access to Innovative Education (AIE) fund. This award will allow the College to provide full scholarships to students with high financial need. As a matching grant, Landmark College is actively seeking other funders with similar interests to support this new fund, and was recently awarded $25,000 from the F.I.S.H. Foundation, as well as $20,000 from the William H. Pitt Foundation. For more information about AIE, see the press release issued, or contact Lynne Feal-Staub, Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs, at


Pet Therapy Project

A recent award through the Laura J. Niles Foundation will allow Landmark  College 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 begins 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



Endowed Scholarship Funds

In 2006, the Solon E. Summerfield Foundation established an endowed scholarship fund at Landmark College.  An award of $50,000, the largest in the Foundation’s history with the College, was made in November 2013.  The College holds 19 other endowed scholarship funds, generously supported through individual, foundation, and corporate giving.



Putney Sidewalk Project

The Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs 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, please contact:

Lynne Feal-Staub
Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs