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Our Grant Funding

Landmark College’s Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs (OGSP) oversees all grant-funded initiatives at the College. This includes:

OGSP works directly with foundations, state and federal agencies, and corporate sponsors to secure funding for the College. The College currently manages a grant portfolio of more than $3 million.

Take a look at some of Landmark College's current and recent grant-funded projects below or learn about LCIRT's grant-funded research. You can also learn more about the work of our Institutional Review Board.


Lisa Nye Chabot
Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs
[email protected]

Current and Recent Grant-Funded Projects

  • In February 2021, Landmark College received a $10,000 grant from the Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant Program to purchase an EvolutionTM 201/220 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, a smart thermostatted linear 8-Cell changer, and a recirculating water bath by Thermo Fisher. These instruments will be used when teaching chemistry in our Bachelor of Science in Life Science program which was launched in the Fall 2020.

    For more information about this grant, contact Brian Young, STEM Chair, at [email protected].

  • In 2020 the Johnson Scholarship Foundation awarded a five-year $1 Million grant to expand Landmark College’s Dual Enrollment program. The five-year matching grant supports the College’s efforts to sustain and expand its online dual enrollment courses, which offer neurodivergent students uniquely engineered college courses as they prepare for the transition to higher education, and to create other college-level online programs which similarly help students during the important, often challenging high school, gap year, and year one of college periods. For more information see our news release here.

    Go here to find more information about Landmark College’s online programs.

  • Working with the Center for Health and Learning, Landmark College was awarded a one-year, $29,500 grant through the State Opiate Response grant program. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), this grant will expand the capacity of our Student Affairs team to meet the substance use and mental health needs of our students, as well as expand the College’s prevention and wellness initiatives. During 2021, the funds will be used to train faculty and staff in restorative justice practices; to create a health and wellness curriculum for student orientation; and purchase software that will support these efforts.

    For more information, contact Kelly O’Ryan, Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct, at [email protected].

  • Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) received a one-year, $70,000 grant from the Clara Freshour Nelson Foundation to provide professional development training to staff at the San Antonio Metropolitan Ministry (SAMMinistries). SAMMinistries works with disadvantaged and homeless families in the San Antonio area and houses around 40 families in their transitional housing facility. Several children served by SAMMinistries have learning and attention issues, including executive function challenges. During 2021, LCIRT will provide online training to help SAMMinistries staff to better understand the effects of the double trauma of homelessness and learning differences on learning and behaviors.

    For more information about this program contact Manju Banerjee, Vice-President for Educational Research and Innovation, at [email protected].

    For more information about the professional development services offered by LCIRT, please check out the professional development page located here.

  • Beginning with the President’s emergency declaration in March 2020, Landmark College has been granted a total of $1,255,100 under the CARES Act, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA), and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) administered by the U.S. Department of Education. For details on how Landmark College has used these funds please see our CARES Act reporting page here.

  • Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) is collaborating with Cambridge, Massachusetts-based nonprofit TERC, on $750,000 National Science Foundation grant to improve STEM-based learning for students with autism. The project uses virtual reality (VR) technology to increase access and broaden participation by students with autism in learning in STEM fields. The three-year project will conclude in 2023. To learn more about this project, please visit the LCIRT grants page located here.

  • In February 2021, Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT)  was named a sub-awardee in a $1.35 million grant from the EF+Math Program to design and develop a learning system that embeds executive function (EF) supports within high-quality math content and instruction. The three-year project led by CueThink will focus on understanding the science behind how students learn and building the most powerful solution from the evidence base. The resulting CueThinkEF+ product will combine EF scaffolds, metacognitive thinking, problem-solving, social presence and discourse in one package. Additional information related to the project can be found here.

  • In the fall 2020, the Landmark College Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (LEAP)  received a one-year grant of $50,000 from the Charles Koch Foundation. This is the second year the Foundation has funded LEAP. The grant provides interdisciplinary access and coordination across Landmark's multiple schools of studies, and for the LEAP program. It funds programming, internships, and studies, providing multi-layer benefits to students and employers. It will build on and generate best practices for advancing the understanding and use of neurodiverse accessible technology for communications and workplace supports in today’s world.

    LEAP also has received a $2,500 eFest School Development Grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. These funds will be used during the 2021 academic year to support student activities in Landmark College’s entrepreneur program.

    For more information about LEAP, contact Tamara Stenn, LEAP Coordinator, at [email protected].

  • Each year Landmark College gives more than $7 Million in scholarships and financial aid to incoming students. These are supported through endowed scholarships funds and donations from individual donors, corporations, and foundations as well as our operating budget. Foundation and corporate support for scholarships for academic year 2020-2021 has been awarded from:

    • Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, $5,000
    • Sorg-Vogt Foundation, $100
    • Clara Freshour Nelson Foundation, $140,000 over two years
    • Chroma Technology, $2,500
    • Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation, $5,000

    To learn how you can support scholarships for Landmark College students, please check out our giving page.

  • Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) has been awarded a one-year, $31,778 grant from 826 National to create a training program for volunteer writing tutors who are working with neurodivergent students. 826 National is a grass-roots, volunteer organization dedicated to getting young people to experience the transformative power of writing. Training will take place during 2021.

    For more information about the Teaching of Writing Skills to Neurodivergent Students training program contact Manju Banerjee, Vice-President for Educational Research and Innovation, at [email protected].

    For more information about the professional development services offered by LCIRT, please check out the professional development page located here.

  • In September 2016 Landmark College received a $650,000 award from the National Science Foundation (award no. 1643326) to provide scholarship and other supports to students studying in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Scholarships up to $10,000 will be offered over the next five years to students with significant financial need studying in the Life Sciences or Computer Science areas. In addition to scholarship funding, these AIE-STEM scholars will receive mentoring support, internship opportunities, and other programmatic support. Additional information related to Landmark College’s AIE-STEM award can be found here.

    In 2020, The National Science Foundation awarded the AIE-STEM program supplemental funding of $98,556 to extend the program for a sixth year.

    For more information about the AIE-STEM program, please contact Michelle Wallace, Mathematics Coordinator and Project Primary Investigator, at [email protected].

  • The Davis Educational Foundation awarded the College $131,000 to launch a campus-wide initiative aimed at integrating writing across the curriculum. The Landmark College Writing Project provides support to instructors from various departments to integrate, articulate, and apply an approach to teaching and supporting writing regardless of subject area. Project activities will wrap up in 2021.

    For more information about the Landmark College Writing Project, contact John Kipp, Chair of Core Education Department, at [email protected].

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