Windgate Foundation awards $205,415 grant to UAM for scholarships, nursing, and lab upgrades

MONTICELLO, Ark.–The University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) is pleased to announce that the Windgate Foundation has approved a multi-year grant totaling $205,415 for the university.

The funds are intended to support three areas at UAM: need-based scholarships, nursing instructors, and lab upgrades. The grant period will run from April 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024. The funds are distributed as follows: $100,000 for need-based scholarships, $55,000 for nursing instructors and $50,415 for lab upgrades.

The partnership is the result of a grant proposal submitted on behalf of UAM by Dr. Peggy Doss, UAM Chancellor, Jeff Weaver, Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Chief of Staff, Crystal Halley, Vice-Chancellor Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Mark Spencer, Associate Vice-Chancellor for Curriculum Development, Assessment and Distance Learning.

This is the second grant the Windgate Foundation has awarded to UAM. In 2020, UAM received a $50,000 grant to support the visual arts. The grant funded the construction of a graphic design lab at UAM that enabled the university to develop an art minor with a specialization in graphic design.

Dr. Peggy Doss thanked the foundation and highlighted the importance of its support to UAM, saying, “We are grateful to continue to grow UAM’s important relationship with the Windgate Foundation. The grant awarded in 2020 was essential for the establishment of the Graphic Design Lab and the minor emphasis on the art of graphic design.The current scholarships will allow UAM to continue its commitment to supporting students through scholarships founded The Nursing Instructor Funding will provide additional clinical nurses to the UAM School of Nursing, and the UAM School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences will receive funding for upgrades. necessary level of laboratory equipment We sincerely thank the Windgate Foundation for their support of UAM, and we look forward to working together in the years to come.

The Windgate Foundation was established in 1993 and is a private family foundation based in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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